Nutrition or Weight Management

Incentive participation possibilities include attending an on-site or off-site nutrition and/or weight management program (multi-week program, attending at least 85% of available sessions over a minimum of 8 weeks) and/or working with a health care provider on a multi-week program. You must complete an attestation form in HCM by Nov. 30 to earn the incentive.

Healthy eating and weight management are two critical components of a healthy lifestyle. CWRU is committed to providing a variety of informative, evidence-based, and enjoyable options to help you attain your goals.‌‌

Why is this important?‌

Attaining and/or maintaining appropriate weight is suggested for general health and well-being. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute recommends assessing weight and health risks.

Appropriate weight for height may be determined by using an online BMI calculator.

Unhealthy eating is related to many of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Use of websites such as the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's guidelines on Lowering your Blood Pressure with the DASH diet may be helpful.

Gut Health for Overall Wellness: An 8-week Journey to a Healthy Microbiome

Join us for an enlightening 8-week course where you'll discover why gut health is the cornerstone of overall wellness. Learn practical steps to maintain a healthy gut, understand the gut-brain axis, and explore the microbiome's critical role in detoxification, immunity, and disease prevention. We will also demystify leaky gut and provide actionable strategies to support your gut health for a vibrant, balanced life. Included in the course is access to meal planning software to help you integrate these concepts into your daily routine. Our presenter will be Elizabeth Greenfield, MS, APRN, IFMCP.

August 8 - Introduction to Gut Health

August 15 - Practical Steps for a Healthy Gut

August 22 - The Gut-Brain Axis

August 29 - Gut Health and Detoxification

September 5 - Gut Health and Immunity

September 12 - Gut Health and Disease Prevention

September 19 - Understanding Leaky Gut

September 26 - Integrating Gut Health into Daily Life

Course Benefits: Comprehensive Understanding: Gain a deep understanding of the gut microbiome and its impact on overall health. Practical Strategies: Learn actionable steps to maintain and improve gut health. Holistic Approach: Understand the interconnectedness of gut health with mental health, immunity, and disease prevention. Long-Term Wellness: Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to support your gut health for long-term well-being. Meal Planning Software: Access meal planning tools to help you integrate gut-friendly practices into your daily routine

August 8 - September 26, 2024  from 12:30-1:30 pm via Zoom

Register for Gut Health

A Functional Approach to Optimizing Women's Health

Join Gina Jones, MS, RD, LD for this series focused on enhancing women's health through nutrition. This series will feature a functional nutrition approach to optimizing your health through food and a restorative lifestyle while gaining more energy, better sleep, improved digestion, and overall vitality. The use of pre- and post-series assessments will provide valuable outcomes data for participants.

Thursdays from 12-1 pm beginning September 9 and going through November 7, 2024

Registration link will be available soon.

Forever Fit

Our popular Nutrition instructor, Lindsay Malone, MS, RD, CSO, LD is back with the Forever Fit series which focuses on weight loss and maintenance on Wednesdays this summer. Along with nutrition support, Lindsay will offer direction for goal setting, activity and other important aspects of weight loss. Lindsay's experience as a CWRU faculty member in nutrition and a functional nutrition coach make her the expert you need on your journey to lasting weight loss.

Wednesdays, May 22 - July 17 (no session July 3) from 12-1 pm via Zoom.

Session 1 Recording

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Session 5 Recording

Meal Prep Recording

Session 6 Recording

Session 7 Recording

Session 8 Recording

Sugar Fix

Join Lindsay Malone, MS, RD, CSO, LD and CWRU faculty member for this 8-week program to get sugar out of your diet and take control of your overall health. Last year, over 130 people participated and experienced great benefits associated with eliminating sugar intake. Kick off your sugar awareness by watching the documentary Fed Up prior to the series.

Series will return in 2025.


Nourish is an 8-week online challenge that helps turn healthy eating intentions into lifelong habits. Wrapped in a captivating garden theme, Nourish lets you choose the activities most meaningful and motivating to you. Recording healthy activities will allow you to grow virtual veggies, fruits, and grains from around the world. Then, try delicious recipes with ingredients from your garden! Learn how you can increase energy, lift mood, and sharpen focus by eating more nutrient-rich food and less nutrient-deficient food. 

This program has ended for 2024.

Prevent T2 Lifestyle Change Program

Those trying to make healthy lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes may consider participating in the Diabetes Prevention Program from the CWRU Department of Nutrition. Each year, in December, an information session is offered prior to the program beginning in January. Then, the program meets weekly throughout the year.

In the PreventT2 lifestyle change program, a trained lifestyle coach and fellow participants will encourage you to make healthy changes that will last a lifetime.

In this program, participants will:

  • Learn about healthier food choices without giving up the foods they love
  • Add physical activity even when there doesn't seem like enough time in the day
  • Deal with stress
  • Receive a FREE digital scale
  • Better cope with challenges that can derail progress, like how to choose healthier options when eating out
  • Get back on track if you stray from your plan

The program began on January 17, 2024. With questions about this program, contact Helen Dumski at

Healthy Catering

Choosing healthy options for catered events presents a great opportunity to encourage health and well-being on campus. Maureen Pisanick, RD, LD, President and Chief Nutrition Officer for Pisanick Partners, LLC, shared helpful information during the summer of 2022. Listen to this presentation to learn more about how to make nutritious food choices for your next meeting or event at CWRU.

Healthy Catering Presentation


Community and Online Meeting Options

NOTE: The on-campus meetings have been suspended. Participants can find a Workshop online.

A 50% subsidy is available for all benefits eligible employees to join WW. Learn more and enroll in WW.

Engagement Rx by Avidon Health

Online Nutrition Courses

1. LivingLean

This 12-session online course is designed to help you break your addiction to unhealthy foods so that you can lose weight or maintain your healthy weight.

Read more: LivingLean Weight Loss and Nutrition Program

2. LivingWell

This 9-session diabetes course which will change the way you manage, think, and feel about living with diabetes.

Read more: LivingWell Diabetes Management Program

To get started with either program, follow the prompts on the Avidon Health page of this website to sign up, and then search "Nutrition" in the keyword search of the platform.

Nutrition Counseling

CWRU EAP Provider Impact Solutions offers free Nutrition Coaching for benefits-eligible faculty and staff and their household and family members. To schedule nutrition counseling, call Impact Solutions at 800-227-6007.