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RCC to host ‘Eat Well, Feel Better’ series

“Eat well, feel better,” is the message that the Counseling Center at Robeson Community College wants to get out to students, faculty, and staff.

Counselors are teaming up with instructors from the Culinary Arts department to offer a three-day seminar that will take place over three weeks to teach the importance of eating right, being healthy, and staying positive. 

“It is a process for us to eat better, little changes can help,” said Susan Moore, a counselor at RCC. “When we eat junk, we don’t feel good, it affects our mental state.”

The Eat Well, Feel Better Series will be held February 21, February 28, and March 7 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the culinary kitchen located in building 13.

“Eating well reduces stress, gives you more energy, reduces depression and anxiety, and is connected to better mental health,” stated Moore. “This workshop will give you clear insight on what we put into our body and how that impacts your body physically and mentally.”

Moore says that the course will teach individuals how to prepare smoothies, for example, using fresh fruits or frozen fruits, and also how to create an avocado spread. She says that there will be more instruction given on how to be sure you are getting the right supplements, proteins, vitamins, and minerals you need through prepared meals and that samples will be given out during the demonstrations.

If you can’t make the class, Moore does have some recommendations.

“Find out what you are sensitive to and how food makes you feel by keeping a food diary,” Moore said. “Try to be aware of how you feel after you eat certain things.”

“I’ve started adding more fish to my diet so that I can get more of the Omega 3’s, I’m eating more fruits, adding nuts to my diet, and trying to be more balanced,” Moore stated. “It’s amazing how little changes can have a big effect on your mood.”

The class is limited to 15 participants, to register please contact Susan Moore to register at smoore@robeson.edu.

 

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