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Nutrition Programs

The WashU Office of Recreation partners with Director of University Nutrition Connie Diekman to provide nutrition programming throughout the academic year. Check out some of our upcoming nutrition programs below. All of these events are free and open to WashU students. Register for nutrition programs on the online rec store. Log in using your WUSTL key and events can be found under "Programs"


Vegetarian/Vegan Cooking
Thursday, Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m.
The Village Kitchen

Regardless of whether or not you are a vegan, this class will improve your nutrition and cooking skills. Get delicious, plant-based recipes and optimal health information from WashU Dinning Services chefs and campus dietitian Connie Diekman.
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St. Louis Style BBQ
Thursday, Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m.
The Village Kitchen

Learn how to execute the perfect STL BBQ! This class will keep it simple. The combination hands-on and demonstration sessions will help participants understand that barbecue not as hard, complicated or time consuming as it seems.
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Street Tacos
Thursday, Oct. 4, 6-8 p.m.
The Village Kitchen

Spice up your next Taco Tuesday with street-style favorites right in your own kitchen. This fun, hands-on class will show you how easy it can be to make amazing tacos from scratch at home. You'll work together with other students in a fun environment led by professional chefs from WashU Dining Services.
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Mediterranean Cooking
Thursday, Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m.
The Village Kitchen

Learn to create a classic Mediterranean menu featuring bold flavors that everyone will love. Dining Services chefs will share tips for incorporating traditional ingredients like lemon, herbs, olive oil and yogurt. You'll learn and practice different techniques for making a homemade Mediterranean dinner.
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Ramen Noodle Cooking
Thursday, Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m.
The Village Kitchen

No crunchy noodles and flavor packets here! Explore authentic Japanese cuisine and all the ingredients and techniques to preparing Japan's most ubiquitous noodle. This class will teach you the art of creating the perfect bowl of Ramen.
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Debunking Diets
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6-7 p.m.
S40 Test Kitchen

This session will explore different diets and our relationship to food. You will learn which foods will help you concentrate more, create more energy, recover quicker, and fuel your mind as you work towards your own personal wellness, instead of worrying about which diet you should choose. Enjoy some of these delicious foods with dietitian Connie Diekman as you discuss these topics.
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Tuesday, Nov. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sumers Rec Center (Lopata Alumni Room)

Join a panel of nutrition experts for a discussion of different diet trends and fads. Learn about some of the common misconceptions presented in social media and gather information on making smart nutritional decisions. The panel will cover the origin and proper applications of diets (Including but not limited to Ketogenic, Vegetarian, South Beach, Atkins, etc.), types of fats, eating on a college budget, and anything else that may come up!
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