Thursday, February 28, 2013

What is all this "Food Sensitivity" Stuff About Anyway?

Ever wonder what is meant by "food sensitivities"??

Wednesday, March 6th:

10-11  in Kirby 355/357

find out with snacks and facts, presented by Judy Breuer, Health Education
Intern.-Join us for conversation and discussion around this topic
What are they? Why might they be increasing? And how to navigate UMD with a food sensitivity. 

Monday, February 25, 2013


Monday, February 25
Montague 70. 
Keynote speaker: Hilmar Wagner, M.P.H., R.D., L.N.
Mind and Muscle: How body image and eating disorders impact the male population.

Tuesday, February 26
SCC 120.
Expert panel and multi-media presentation about body image and eating disorders.
Panel participants: Professor Mitzi Doane, PhD, Licensed Psychologist; Kirsten Nielson, RD, LD, Emily Program; Jean Baribeau-Thoennes, MSW, LISW, Director of Counseling at Health Services.

Wednesday, February 27
Kirby 268
WRAC Brown Bag - Body Appreciation Workshop by Jean Baribeau-Thoennes, MSW, LISW, Director of Counseling at Health Services.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Remember - Portion Distortion Wednesday 5-6 in the D.C. with Jean

Don't forget...
Wednesday evenings with a meal purchase in the D.C. you can have dinner with the Nutritionist Jean Rodvold.

PORTION DISTORTION is the topic for this Wednesday February 27th.
(Other topics and questions are also very welcome.)

A great topic!
Portions sizes can be a little confusing.
It is easy to think that, when you eat at a restaurant for example, that they might be giving you an appropriate portion size.  That is rarely the case.

In the Dining Center you serve yourself in many of the areas and are free to choose.  Portion size knowledge can be a great guide helping you to know what you are putting on your plate allowing you to make the best choice for you in a state of awareness.

Happy chatting and chowing!
Judy B.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Coffee Shop Expands Food Options for Those With Food Sensitivities

Northern Shores Coffee Shop has done it again!  
They have added some FANTASTIC new products that serve the food sensitive crowd and beyond..

I discovered there new offerings when I was brought a chocolate chip cookie that proved to be, not only the best GLUTEN FREE chocolate chip cookie I have ever had, but also ranks way up on my list of ANY chocolate chip cookies!  They come from Hope Bakery and are baked here at UMD.
Need not be gluten intolerant to FALL IN LOVE! 

They have also added Udie's bagels and muffins

If you haven't had them, Udi's Bagels are a wonderful bagel choice. They taste good
they have great texture.
they are individually wrapped.
What to put on top?  Northern Shores has Cream Cheese as well as individual cups of SUNFLOWER butter.

Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Soy Free
Nut Free

Thank you Northern, Shores for, making these options available!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

SPREAKER Wed- Dr. Jocelyn Zentz - Tips from a Naturopathic Physician

Join SHAC in welcoming Dr. Jocelyn Zentz
"Tips from a Naturopathic Physician" 
A wonderful opportunity to open your world to a Naturopathic perspective on health.

Find out exactly what it means to be a Naturopathic Physician. 

Jocelyn is an amazing wealth of knowledge and I truly believe you will leave smarter than when you walk in. - Judy B.

DATE -Wednesday February 20, 2013

TIME - 10-11am

LOCATION - KSC 355-357
(If you are standing facing the Ballroom entrance by the Rafters - look to your right and a little ways down you will see a skinny hallway going off to the left off main hall. The room is in that hallway.)

Jocelyn Zentz N.D. graduated from John Bastyr University in 2005 with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Following graduation she spent time practicing in the Seattle area, where she worked at Pharmaca - Integrative Pharmacy as a practitioner, as a primary care provider in her own practice, in a Gastrointestinal clinic, and alongside a Rheumatologist. She returned to Duluth to serve the needs of the local population in 2008, with the vision of increasing the availability, affordability, and awareness of Naturopathic Medicine.  Since opening her practice in Duluth, Jocelyn has worked with a Compounding Pharmacist, and has studied the use of bio-identical hormone replacement, as well as assisting many patients on their path to wellness.

Jocelyn is registered as a Primary Care Provider through the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.

Jocelyn is originally from Minnesota, and was born in Bemidji. She spent many summer months of her life on the shores of Lake Superior. She was drawn back to the area by friends, family, the Lake, and a sense of need in the community for alternatives to conventional care. 

Keep an eye out for posters, communication in Bulldog Update and the UMD calendar for other workshops in this series about food, health and beyond. 
Or, Email Judy B. to request details and reminders the week of the workshop. 

March 6
So, What is it with all this Food Sensitivity Stuff I Hear About Lately?

March 27
Shannon from Whole Foods Co-op

April 24th
Troy - The farmer who provides UMD their grass fed meat and some veggies.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Would You Like to Have Dinner with the Dietitian?

Take advantage of this great opportunity with Jean, UMD's Dietitian. (open to everyone - students and faculty)
"The Healthy Food Fight - Dinner with the Dietitian"
Join UMD Dining Service's Dietitian Jean Rodvold for dinner & discussion at the Dining Center every Wednesday night from 5-6pm. Ask questions & get answers from a professional. While there is a planned topic, know that all discussions and questions are welcome!
When? Wednesday nights
Where? UMD Dining Center (on the right side near the window - look for the tables with tablecloths!)
What time? 5-6pm
For Who? All are welcome--students, faculty, staff & their families
Spring 2013 Schedule:
FEBRUARY: American Heart Month
2/6 Going Meatless--the what, why and how
2/13 Good Fat--Bad Fat
2/20 Sodium--an essential mineral or deadly seasoning?
2/27 Portion Distortion
MARCH: National Nutrition Month®  "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day"
3/6 Eating healthy with MyPlate at the DC
3/13 Registered Dietitian Day--Q&A
3/20 College life -- Eating on the go
***Please note that you must purchase a meal to get into the Dining Center, cost for dinner is $8.90.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

UMD's SSS Discussing the Relationship of Spirituality and Food presentation in the Community Tuesday

 If you happen to have an interest in food and spirituality then this might be a great event for you!
A relatively new student group on the UMD campus,
SSS - Students Seeking Spirituality,

is taking their presentation on the relationship between food and spirituality off campus to speak to a community based Food Education Group on Tuesday Feb 12th.

They gave you a taste of this presentation at UMD's FOOD DAY last year. Join us to take part in the full discussion .
Here's their synopsis... 

Nahom Abegaze and Jeff Pollari will be addressing the sacred relationship between spirituality and food. They plan to draw from personal experience, as well as relevant literature derived from a variety of disciplines, to highlight particularly spiritual practices regarding planting, harvesting, preparing, and consuming native foods.

Also, they will highlight particular lessons that they learned while participating in a local gardening initiative at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Additional information is sure to emerge through dialogue and will potentially highlight findings regarding water, its flouridization and corresponding adverse effects. These students are also avid spiritualists and will entertain additional questions and/or discussions regarding other spiritual concepts and ideas.

We invite you...
Tuesday February 12, 2013
at the Marshall Professional Building at 1301 Rice Lake Road in the main meeting room as you enter and to the right.
(Enter main entrance left of Sylvan Learning Center)
Contact Judy at if you have any questions

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Chat with Jean our Dietition - College Nutrition 101 Discussion Wednesday

EVENT - Short notice yes, but worth working into your schedule.
Wednesday Feb 6th
10-11 AM
Kirby 355/357... down that skinny hallway that runs along the ballroom.
Jean, UMD's Dietitian - COLLEGE NUTRITION 101
**Jean is available for questions regarding food served at UMD, the contents, nutrition values, food sensitivity concerns, as well as providing assistance with general and self planning nutrition.
Join us!
-Event sponsored by SHAC - Student Health Advisory Council. 
Want to know more about SHAC?  Please email me, Judy at
Jean Rodvold can be reached at