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.

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, September 7 - October 26, 2023, from 12-1 pm via Zoom.

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Functional Nutrition

Join Lindsay Malone, CWRU Nutrition faculty and Registered Dietitian, for this 8-week series to enhance your knowledge of gut health, nutrient deficiencies, prevention of cognitive decline, food sensitivities, meal planning, and more. Food is medicine, nourishing our bodies and souls - every bite is a new opportunity to feel healthier and happier!

Thursdays, July 6 - August 24, 2023, from 12-1 pm via Zoom. Please note that recordings will be provided during weeks 5 and 6 of this series in lieu of live sessions on August 3 and August 10. 

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Nutrition 101

Join CWRU bionutrition researcher Alicia Thomas for an 8-week series during which she will discuss a broad range of nutrition topics, from general information on key nutrients to breaking down popular diets like the Mediterranean and plant-based diets.

Nutrition 101 was offered on Thursdays, May 4 - June 22, 2023, from 12:30 - 1:30 pm via Zoom. 

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Sugar Fix

Learn how to cut sugar from your diet and take control of your health in this 8-week long program with Lindsay Malone, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CWRU Dept. of Nutrition faculty member. 

Kick off your sugar awareness by watching the documentary Fed Up prior to the series. 

Look for this series returning in 2024.

PreventT2 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. The program begins in January and lasts the entire 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 18, 2023, following an information session on January 11, 2023. 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.