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Fireside Chat Nutrition Series

Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat is a nutrition series developed to meet the nutritional needs of students sponsored by WKU Health Services, WKU Restaurant & Catering Group, and WellU. Students gather around the fireplace in the lobby of WKU Health Services for a casual discussion about maintaining nutritious eating habits led by the Registered Dietitian for WKU Restaurant and Catering while enjoying a healthy snack and cup of hot chocolate. This series occurs October through February.

This program is free to all WKU students.
All sessions are held in the Health Services Lobby on Mondays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm

March 3rd Restaurant Tricks of the Trade Spotting those sneaky salads and other foods that aren't as "light" as they seem can be tough. Play "This or That" with us and learn what to look for and what to avoid the next time you eat out.

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