Nutritionist Abby Richey sorts through the vast array of nutrition information and advice to help you identify what is helpful and what may be harmful. Her eating competence perspective helps you maintain or achieve a positive relationship with food.

Eating for well-being

The weight is over: How to leave office ‘weight talk’ in the past

Return to the office with simple strategies to resist weight and body image concerns.

Eating for well-being

Focused Eating in a World of Distraction

Finding a quiet moment in a world of technology is difficult. Distractions are at the touch of a button. Review Abby's suggestions to help you pay attention and enjoy your meals and snacks.

Eating for well-being

It's a 2020 Thanksgiving - Enjoy It!

Yes, Thanksgiving might look different this year. It’s time to make the most of it and share thanks with those in your “bubble.” Here are some tips to perk up your day and share your best with those you’ve been blessed to join you in giving Thanks.

What's on hand

Check your pulses: Which beans are in your pantry?

Did you stock up on beans wondering what you would eat during the stay-at-home order? If you need new recipes to try, consider these options from the Health4U archive.

Nourishing Children and Families

Fun Times at Family Meals

When we eat together, we share more than a meal.

Resource Guide

Physical and Mental Health Resources

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS DURING COVID-19

Health4U staff have created a list of FAQs about the Health4U services that are currently available to campus during COVID-19.

Nourishing Children and Families

Body-Positive Parenting

Weight stigma and diet culture will likely continue on, but they do not have to exist in our homes.

Culinary Cooking and Concepts

Holiday Cooking: How to Stress Less and Enjoy More

Chef John Findley and Chef Katie Cowsert shared their expertise--and recipes--on cooking for a crowd. While you're not likely to have 800 guests (like the UClub), their advice will help you manage your small crowd.

Eating for well-being

Eating Well in the Midst of Plenty

Learn to trust yourself even when there's lots of food around.

Food Facts

Turkey

Everything you need to know to buy and prepare your holiday bird! This is an update from an article originally posted in November 2016.

Kitchen Skills

Thanksgiving Turkey (and Sides) Tips

(It seems timely to re-post this article from November 2018) Be kind to your guests and to yourself. Make sure to handle and cook your turkey and the sides properly.

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Coaching and Counseling Services

Coaching and Counseling Services provides you with access to accurate health and lifestyle information, helping you to explore new behaviors and skills, and identifying useful campus and community resources.

MSU community members eligible for coaching and counseling services include faculty, staff, graduate assistants, retirees and the spouses/partners of members of these groups.

To schedule an appointment with Health4U you are not required to email us from your MSU email address; please email us from the email address you are most comfortable with. 

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Departmental Services

The goal of department based services is to provide work units and colleagues the opportunity to learn about health and wellness as a group activity or exploration.  

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