STEM Café—Holiday Foods for Health and Pleasure

Dec. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

 STEM Café: Holiday Foods for Health and Pleasure


Join us from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Fatty's Pub and Grille in DeKalb, Illinois, for the next STEM Café—Holiday Foods for Health and Pleasure.

Many holiday traditions revolve around food. Our favorite seasonal foods can bring us together and be the highlight of family celebrations. But for many people, holiday eating can also cause stress and anxiety. How can you enjoy holiday celebrations and eat the foods you love while avoiding the negative feelings that often result from overeating?

Join registered nutritionist dietitian Meg Burnham ’05, M.S. ’06, to learn how to enjoy holiday foods in a healthy, sustainable way. She’ll talk about reducing stress by changing your mindset toward holiday eating — reframing your nutrition thinking to an "add" approach, rather than a "take away" approach. She’ll also share some new meal ideas that are full of holiday flavors and satisfy and nourish your body.


About the speaker:

Meg Burnham, M.S., RDN, CSSD, LDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, NIU Campus Dining Services, and Nutrition Coach for Intercollegiate Athletics.

Northern Illinois University STEM Cafés are part of NIU STEAM and are designed to increase public awareness of the critical role that STEM fields play in our everyday lives. They are offered in partnership with the NIU Alumni Association and made possible with support from Thermo Fisher Scientific and Bayer Fund.

Event Information

Cost: Free


6:30PM - 8:30PM Wed 13 Dec 2023, Central timezone


Fatty’s Pub & Grille
1312 W Lincoln Hwy.
DeKalb, IL 60115

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