Nutritionist Peggy Crum 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

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.

The Truth About Diets

Kids don't need to diet. Ever.

How to protect your children from food and body shame. And from the harmful practices of diet-leader.

Eating for well-being

Look North for Joy in Dietary Advice

O Canada, you're the latest to acknowledge that pleasure in eating is not only okay, but important! You have left US behind.

Eating for well-being

Clean is the New Healthy

"Eat this not that" summarizes most every diet and food rule. Turns out, that's NOT helpful in learning to eat better. Listen to this podcast by Jennifer Harris, registered dietitian and eating disorder specialist.

Kitchen Skills

Pizza Perfection

Making pizza to your liking takes a little practice. Start with the dough, add sauce and toppings of your choice, and bake to perfection.

Eating for well-being

Are meals worth the trouble?

“There is considerable peace and comfort in knowing you are going to be fed.”—Ellyn Satter

Kitchen Skills

Fall is for Soup

Soup season is in full swing!

The Truth About Diets

Why Not Diet?

Dieting is glamorized and normalized. Weight loss is portrayed as harmless, even helpful. In this article, I make the case for not dieting. Yet, you may be left with the dilemma: If not dieting, then what? There’s help for that. Read on…

Gardening

Gardening: Digging in the Dirt to Harvest Stress Relief

Gardening is an activity in which people grow, cultivate, and take care of plants. Turns out, people take care of themselves in the garden too.

Food Facts

Blueberries

Michigan fresh blueberries are the best you can get from mid-July through mid-September. "Eat blue. Go green."

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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, and retirees

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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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