(Request a Workshop) All requests must be made at least 2 weeks in advance!

Nutrition outreach and programming can be requested virtually or limited in-person events while following recommended COVID-19 safety and prevention strategies. Please complete the request form below and McKinley’s Dietician will contact you.
Due to COVID-19 and University guidelines to conduct safe programming, the Health Education Unit at McKinley has determined the following protocols in order to conduct in person programming:

  • no more than 10 students can be in attendance
  • students must be able to social distance and stay 6 feet apart
  • masks must be worn at all times by participants and facilitators
  • If supplies are needed for the program, we ask that there are enough supplies so that students don’t need to share or can properly sanitize in between uses.
  • Students must show that they have been tested within the last 4 days and are following testing requirements

https://covid19.illinois.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/COVIDEventGuidance.pdf

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Reminders for requester:

  • Need to have at least 10 students in attendance
  • Need to post flyers on your floor, hall, etc. for the event at least one week in advance
  • Send out Emails to residents
  • Provide incentives for the audience (small prize or food)
  • Meet the presenter at least 5-10 minutes beforehand in the commons area or outside the front door (especially if they don’t have access)
  • Please let us know if anyone attending this program may require any accommodations

Description of Workshops:

Dining Hall Dupes: 

Topics covered in this presentation include how to make health conscious decisions in the dining halls, while still enjoying your favorite foods, learning how to maximize your meal plan and credits, and how to find healthy options at the Ala Carte stations. *Options to make a healthy snack in person and virtual if students desire.

UnDiet Method:

Learn the truth about fad diets and learn how to use mindfulness and intuitive eating to finally stop dabbling in diet culture. You will learn what a healthy relationship with food and your body can look like. *Students will do a mindful eating exercise to learn more about this method.

Healthy at Home:

Has the stay at home order made you realize you need a better process for meal planning, prepping, and cooking? If you are always wondering what you should eat for dinner and waste time gazing in the refrigerator for a healthy meal to appear, come learn how to develop a process to keep you healthy at home.

Rainbow Table:

Encourages students to explore ways to increase their fruit and vegetable consumption to the recommended servings per day. The table will be set up and materials will be provided for 2 days, no facilitator will be present at the table. Students will be able to walk by the table to gather educational materials to increase their fruit and vegetable consumption at their own pace.

Virtual Snack Demo:

Learn how to make healthy snacks that are quick, easy and taste great too! Note: The groceries for this program must be funded by the requesting organization and then provided to participants.

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