Thursday, November 1, 2012

MEET OUR FOOD COACH! Upcoming event and contact information

I'm very excited to introduce Jean Rodvold, UMD's Food Coach!
Far more than just a food coach Jean not only works to inform direction in Dining Services, she serving as a resource for staff, faculty and students.  If you have a question about your food here at UMD, what is in it, both ingredients as well as nutritional details, or maybe you would like some nutritional advice and guidance around your specific diet Jean is a fantastic resource. 
Having the chance to meet and work with Jean I can honestly say she is a great addition to UMD. She has already done great work that is not evident to the naked eye. She is a driving force in expediting having nutritional information available more readily and easily for all of us. She has made small but significant changes such as moving the gluten free bread from a bin in the sandwich bar to its own separate container off to the side.

Jean's bio and contact information is below. 
First... details about a free event providing a perfect opportunity to meet Jean and gain helpful information supporting our eating through the stress surviving finals week and the holidays.  And, let's be honest here... who couldn't use a boost around that time that has us feeling good and our brains at optimal capacity. When all systems are go and on full throttle keeping our nutritional support in place helps minimize the highs and lows keeping us consistently energized as well as smarter!
 "Eat Through Stress"
Monday December 3rd
Garden Room
Join us to talk about eating healthy during FINALS WEEK and through the holidays!!

Please join us!

Jean Rodvold, UMD Food Coach

Jean received her B.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She completed her dietetic internship at the Mayo Clinic, Mayo School of Health Sciences in Rochester, MN. She worked as a Dietetic Technician at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN for two years before joining the University of Minnesota Duluth. She enjoys running in her spare time and is a self-proclaimed foodie.

Jean provides nutrition related expertise within both Dining Services and the UMD Employee Wellness Program. Her services are free to students under the Division of Student Life. UPlan members are able to schedule appointments with her under the Health Coaching Program.

Contact Jean with any nutrition related questions at (218) 726-8345 or
Check out Dining Services Nutrition website for nutrition, health and wellness resources, as well as information to help you eat well on campus,
For more information about the UMD Employee Wellness Program, visit

Welcome Jean!


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