Health and Wellness


3 Foods You Might Be Missing

There are many nutrition myths out there. Melinda Jones, RD talks about the dietary guidlines and recommendations for bread, potatoes and milk.

Ask the Dietitian

Ask the Dietitian is a feature in the Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness bi-monthly Connection newsletter. Read about a variety of nutrition related topics from previous newsletter issues. Why is breakfast important? Where can I find websites that have healthy recipes? Can fruits and vegetables lower cholesterol? How can I maintain my weight during...

Benefits of Breakfast

Fuel your mind and body for the day with breakfast. Learn more about how easy and important this first meal of the day really is.

Beverage Pitfalls That Add Up Fast

Beverage Pitfalls That Add Up Fast Stacey Kendrick is joined by Dietetic Interns Lindsay Smith and Sarah Lewis to discuss some of the common pitfalls of the beverage we consume. Get suggestions for some healthier drink options and hear about the blind taste these interns did at Health Plus.   Learn more about the nutritional content of Starbucks drinks.

Boost Your Metabolism!

This is a discussion of how we can understand and boost our metabolism with healthy eating and physical activity.

Butters, Margarines and Spreads

Butters, Margarines and Spreads Stacey Kendrick talks with Vanderbilt Dietetic Interns Ashley Mueller and Andrea Liptak to get a better understanding of the differences in health benefits between butter, margarine and other spreads.

Calcium As We Age

Calcium As We Age Stacey Kendrick is joined by Vanderbilt Dietetic Interns Crystal Van Meter and Stacy Rahat to discuss changing calcium needs for different ages as well as some great ways to boost calcium consumption. Quick Facts for Calcium Needs As We Age.

Can A Person Drink Too Much Coffee?

​Interview with a registered dietitian about the effects of too much coffee and how to safely reduce caffeine and calorie intake.

Cholesterol Facts

Learn the best practices for keeping your cholesterol within the recommended ranges and how Health Plus can help.

Compass Health Assessment

The Compass Health Assessment is a reliable and valid tool for you to assess your health risks. Taking steps to reduce those health risks can support you in being as healthy as possible.

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