Friday, February 26, 2016

Update from the Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health

March Nutrition Fair in celebration of National Nutrition Month

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, the CAUSES Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health is conducting a Nutrition Fair on March 16, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall of the new UDC Student Center. The fair will include cooking demonstrations on healthy eating, using herbs and spices to reduce salt intake, and a variety of other stations and workshops centered on healthy nutrition and ageing. The Fair will be hosted in collaboration with the Institute of Gerontology. Senior DC residents will have the opportunity to sign-up for workshops, certification programs and other activities. 

Additional collaborators include Giant Foods, Inc., whose In-store Nutritionist will be on hand and Chef Nadine of Nutrition Synergies. The fair will include hands-on learning, games and fun. And don't miss the key presentation on SMART Nutrition by Tia Jeffery, PhD, RDN, CHES, Project Specialist, Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health.

For additional information, contact Dr. Lillie Monroe-Lord at or Dr. Tia Jeffery at For more information on the Institute of Gerontology, contact Ms. Claudia John, project specialist, at

CAUSES Alums on Let's Talk Live!

CAUSES alums, LaShell Staples and Helen Naylor were featured on WJLA's Let's Talk Live. The two conducted a short segment on a Taste of African Heritage, using history and nutrition to connect people to the African heritage. Watch their segment here!

Both LaShell and Helen are recent graduates of our Nutrition and Dietetics program (which was recently re-accredited). While Helen Naylor is still part of CAUSES, now serving as a community educator in the Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health, LaShell is now with Maryland WIC. Great job, ladies! 

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