Nutrition or Weight Management

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 America and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's guidelines on Lowering your Blood Pressure with the DASH diet may be helpful.

NEW!!! Nutrition 101

In this new 8 week series, Bionutrition researcher Alicia Thomas, will discuss a broad range of nutrition topics from general discussion of nutrients to popular diets like the Mediterranean and Plant-Based. The series will even include a trip to the new Dave's supermarket for some hands on learning.

Weekly Topics:

  1. Nutrition 101: Dietary Guidelines 9/11
  2. Healthy Habits for Better Lives - 9/18
  3. Heart Healthy Eating: Fiber, Fat, Sugar and Sodium - 9/25
  4. Healthy Eating Part 1: The Mediterranean Diet - 10/2
  5. Healthy Eating Part 2: Plant Based Diets 10/9*
  6. Shopping Savior-Faire Part 1: Food Labels - 10/16*
  7. Shopping Savior-Faire: Part 2: (Virtual) Grocery Store Trip -10/23
  8. Nutrition Trends, Fads and Hot Topics - 11/6

Nutrition 101
Wednesdays at 11:30 AM
Toepfer Room - Adelbert Hall (*dates in Thwing 224)
September 11 through November 6 (no class 10/30)
Class is Full - Contact Mary Ann to be placed on a waiting list.

A User’s Guide to Functional Nutrition

In this NEW class from the Wellness Program, Ryanne Lachman (previously Gallagher) returns to enhance your knowledge of gut health, nutrient deficiencies, prevention of cognitive decline, food sensitivities, meal planning and more as it relates to your lifestyle and healthy goals.
Food is medicine, nourishing our bodies and souls. Every bite is a new opportunity to feel healthier and happier.

Look for another series in January of 2020!


Oprah is Going Out on the Road with WW in 2020!

All WW participants will have access to tickets for “Oprah's 2020 Vision Tour: Your Life in Focus.”  For more information, please visit 
The tour will be traveling to nine cities, starting in January. It’s an opportunity to spend the day with Oprah and surprise guests, as they help inspire us to triumph in wellness and create the life we envision for ourselves in 2020.  

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Sign up for a FREE Webinar from WW

WW offers a nice array of recorded webinars and live presentations monthly!

Sign up for a WW Webinar today!

On Campus Weekday Meetings

Thursdays all year
12 – 1 pm
Thwing, Cleveland Room

Note: Wednesday Group at School of Nursing has been discontinued for summer 2019.

A 50% subsidy is available for all benefits eligible employees to attend on campus, online, and community meetings.

Learn more about weekday meetings 

SelfHelpWorks LivingLean and LivingWell

Current Online Programs

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1. LivingLean

Our partners at SelfHelpWorks offer this 12 session on-line program 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

To register, follow the prompts on the SelfHelpWorks page of this website.

2. LivingWell

Selfhelpworks also offers this 9 session diabetes program which will change the way you manage, think and feel about dealing with diabetes.

Read more: LivingWell Diabetes Management Program

To register, follow the prompts on the SelfHelpWorks page of this website.

Nutrition Counseling

CWRU EAP Provider Impact Solutions offers Nutrition Counselors for free to faculty and staff.