College Students Can Eat Healthy?

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Professor Henstenberg

visited La Salle journalism class to discuss healthy eating.

 

As we know most of the time college students are either doing work for class, eating food, or out somewhere partying. One thing a college student may take forgranted is eating healthy and maintaining a good nutritious diet. La Salle Professor Jule Ann Henstenberg wants to make sure not only students, but everyone in the surrounding La Salle neighborhood can maintain a healthy diet. Professor Henstenberg is the Director of the Nutrition Program here at La Salle University and says she has been learning about nutrition for 35 plus years.

What did Professor Henstenberg have to say about the current area surrounding La Salle regarding its health and nutrition? Henstenberg said that before Fresh Grocer opened, the selection of nutritious food was rare and the area could be described as a food desert. The La Salle Professor did hint that this problem has not yet been fixed, but she would like to work toward making this a better neighborhood for food selection. The best way to put it is how Henstenberg said: “Part of my goal here is to make access easier.” This is exactly the goal she is working to in this area and hopes to one day accomplish this.

 

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La Salle Food Drive

This year was another year for the annual La Salle Easter Food Drive. The idea of this soundslide I made is to tell what it is all about and to raise awareness of a good cause. Take a look and listen to see the churches and food organizations that were helped out by students of La Salle University.

Exploring Psychology?

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Edie Goldbacher is a clinical health psychology professor at La Salle University and could be the newest addition to the Exploring Nutrition program. Goldbacher has always been interested in treating obesity and has even come up with a treatment for “emotional eaters.” She first came to La Salle four years ago and currently runs a clinic with students in the doctoral program called Healthy Eating Healthy Weight Clinic.

The clinic Goldbacher runs is for people struggling with eating disorders and those who are struggling with obesity. This clinic includes weekly weigh-ins, nutrition education and physical activities. It provides low cost sliding scale services and caters to individual needs of those local community members with eating and weight difficulties.The treatments usually last up to 12 weeks for groups and they have a 20 week flexible manual for individual cases. These clinics are run by students in the doctoral program, but there is a professional clinician supervising them.

The Healthy Eating Healthy Weight Clinic does need a little help to get the word out. Goldbacher said that most people in the community hear about it by word of mouth and through other community members good experiences at the clinic. When asked if Goldbacher has heard of the Exploring Nutrition Program and La Salle she said that she has and would be interested in connecting her own clinical program with the Exploring Nutrition Program.