By Kaila Proulx
Healthy Helper

On Tuesday, as a part of the ongoing Healthy You series, Deanna Lattson, a top health lecturer and educator, came to speak on campus. With a Masters Degree in Health Communication and a Clinically Certified Nutritionist’s degree, Lattson offers a wealth of knowledge when it comes to learning about your body, nutrition, and how you can optimize the two to lead your best (and healthiest!) life possible. She is an advocate of nutritionally sound, research based information and believes in a no “fad diet” mentality that college kids can often fall into. Instead, Lattson promotes a positive discussion about healthy food choices and how they can positively affect your body.

Her presentation focused on foods you can eat to stay fit and to perform your best in athletics and academics. She identified some “slow poisons” that people consume daily without knowing the true havoc those foods wreak on their internal (and external) health.Lattson also provided some great tips on how to avoid lethargy and how to feel your best in the midst of college life stress, work and long hours. Also, for people looking to lose weight in a healthy way, she offered some great insight on what foods sabotage weight loss efforts the most, and how you can effectively maintain a healthy body weight by making a few simple changes in your everyday life.

One part of Deanna’s nutrition education model was that she shared easy tips and meals that college kids can turn to for optimal fuel during test days and finals. To go with her awesome, informative presentation, I thought I would share one of my own go-to recipes that fits Deanna’s health philosophy. It’s quick, easy, requires virtually NO COOKING, and has a ton of great nutrients that will help you in your academic and athletic endeavors!



  1. Good day! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate!

    He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to
    him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

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