Healthier You Presentations

Health Plus
December 21, 2018

Did you know the monthly educational sessions offered as a part of the Healthier You program are open to all faculty and staff? You can attend these informative presentations in person (no registration necessary), or view past presentations below, regardless of participation in the Healthier You program! These monthly educational sessions are offered the first Thursday of every month to provide information on a variety of topics including nutrition, physical activity, and the psychosocial components of health and well-being.

Control is the Goal

Health Plus
November 28, 2018

Control is the Goal is a blood pressure management program available to Vanderbilt faculty and staff who have high blood pressure (hypertension) or are at high risk for developing high blood pressure. The purpose of Control is the Goal is to promote and encourage healthy choices that can help with blood pressure control and to support regular blood pressure monitoring. The program is offered twice a year. As a participant you will:

Food Trucks

Health Plus
November 13, 2018

Keep on Truckin'! Join Health Plus each Wednesday from 11:00am-2:00pm for food trucks behind Light Hall! Each week features two trucks and a Health Plus "Healthy Pick" from each menu to help support the healthy lifestyle practices of the Vanderbilt community. Food Truck Schedule:

The Truth About Food Trends

Health Plus
September 12, 2018

You may have heard about all the must-eat fermented foods on the market, the coconut oil craze or daily apple cider vinegar tonics. Everywhere we turn, we are bombarded by food advertisements and nutrition claims, some true, others more of the science fiction sort. Read on to learn about a few of the most current food trends and become a more well-informed consumer!

The Gluten Games

Health Plus
September 12, 2018

Recently, the gluten-free diet has become extremely popular. Once considered specialty items, gluten-free products are now available in most grocery stores. However, does the term "gluten-free" make something healthier? Here we will talk about what gluten is, when a gluten-free diet is needed, and its potential weaknesses.
 
 What is gluten?