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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.

What helps a child be a good eater?

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.

If you want to increase your culinary competence, join our small audience as Corporate Chef Kurt Kwaitkwoski or one of the neighborhood Executive Chefs teaches us a specific skill, invites our questions, and entices us with a taste or two.

This three session course will focus on strategies to embrace rather than dread the winter months ahead. Join us for 1 or all 3 sessions!

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.

Offered once per semester, $ensible Meals sessions will feature tips for managing common barriers to having meals. Peggy Crum, Health4U nutritionist, will demonstrate an idea or two for fast, frugal, and flavorful meals.


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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 new podcast by Jennifer Harris, registered dietitian and eating disorder specialist.

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