What’s on Your Plate

What’s on Your Plate!

There is nothing more exciting than having co-workers represent a variety of cultures and ethnicities. You learn so much about everything from effective communication, politics, global issues, and my favorite --- FOOD! One of my colleagues is from India, and whenever I visit his office, he always shares with me anything and everything in his [...]

To Wash Or Not To Wash? That is the question.

According to the USDA, washing your poultry and beef using faucet water is not a safe option. As a child, washing meat products was a common practice in our home. My mother would purchase the groceries and the kids would take all of the beef, pork, and chicken out of its original package and we would wash the [...]

Health Benefits of Infused Water

I have always struggled with consuming the right amount of water daily. However, a few years ago, a friend of mine stopped by my office and offered me a bag full of wonderful organic herbs from her garden, including mint. She bragged about how adding mint to her drinking water increased her water consumption daily …I tried it [...]

Natural Hair, Nutrition, and Coconut Oil?

I spent a few years debating if I wanted to allow my hair to go natural or not.  My daughter has always been natural and my mother wore her hair natural for several years. I have always been completely fascinated by those who were brave enough to take that leap. Just recently, I decided to give it a [...]

What’s On Your Plate? (June 2015 Edition)

What choices are you making today that will influence the decisions of our students here on campus? The rising obesity rates and the prevalence of harmful weight management strategies employed by college students, has peaked the curiosity of researchers. In fact, The American College Health Association (2005) in a national college health assessment gathered data [...]