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Peggy has a Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics from Purdue University and a Master's Degree in Health and Risk Communication from Michigan State University. She has been a practicing clinical dietitian since 1977. Her early career was in pediatrics, first at St. Paul Children's Hospital, and then in the College of Human Medicine at MSU as the nutritionist for general and sub-specialty pediatric clinics.

As the nutritionist for Health4U, Peggy's mission is to promote normal eating and a positive relationship with food. Peggy is a faculty member for the Ellyn Satter Institute, joining with other professionals to spread knowledge about the Feeding Dynamics and the Eating Competence Models.

As an accomplished home cook, she often includes cooking demonstrations and food tastings in her work. Garden-to-table feels and tastes delicious!

As a wife and the mother of 2 adult children, she welcomes every chance to hang out with her family. Fun is kayaking in calm waters, walking through favorite towns and along any beach, and gardening--even pulling weeds!


Learn to depend on awareness and trust of internal regulators as a guide for what and how much to eat.

Each month on the date when the Recipe for Health is served in the dining facilities on campus, Chef Kurt will show us how to prepare the recipe.

What helps a child be a good eater?

If you want to increase your culinary competence, join our small audience as Chef Kurt Kwaitkwoski teaches in his amiable style and invites your questions.

Each Culinary Cooking and Concepts session offers you the opportunity to experience a fabulous meal served in the elegant and relaxed atmosphere of the University Club.


Coffee is controversial but it needn’t be. You’ve probably heard the good, the bad, and the ugly about this popular drink. Read this to help sort out the truth about coffee!

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week brings attention to the issue of body dissatisfaction and how it affects your relationship with food. Any time of any week is a time to talk about it.

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