Nutrition Series w/UVA Dietetic Interns (ONLINE)

Nutrition Series w/UVA Dietetic Interns (ONLINE)
Tuesday, June 8, 2021


Five talks given on various days throughout June from 5:30-7pm (see dates below)

Members of the UVA Health System Dietetic Intern class of 2021 will present a variety of topics on nutrition support. Free and open to all – come to one or all the sessions.

Join Zoom Meeting (same for all sessions)

Meeting ID: 857 9103 5893

Tuesday, June 15   -    Vegan and Vegetarian Diets  

In this third nutrition series, UVA dieticians Madison Gorton and Rachel DuVivier will discuss all things vegan and vegetarian. You will learn the difference between the two disciplines, the health benefits and potential risks of these diets, and reasons one might opt to become a vegetarian or vegan. Making healthy plant-based choices can be nutritionally beneficial as well as challenging - nutritional supplementation and optimal eating habits will also be outlined.

Thursday, June 17  -    Diabetes Nutrition Management 

Megan Tincher and Agape Gooden, UVA dietetic interns, will cover the basics of Type 2 Diabetes, including ways to manage this chronic condition through diet and lifestyle changes. Diabetes management can be confusing and overwhelming, but you can adopt effective management strategies and enjoy greater health and wellbeing.

Wednesday, June 23 - Six Main Nutrients/Intro to MyPlate 

Do you ever feel overwhelmed trying to eat a “healthy” diet based on what you hear from the doctor, on the TV, and on nutrition labels? During this series talk UVA Health dietetic interns Emily Hockstad and Olyvia Norton will simplify nutrition by identifying the six main categories of nutrients in foods and demonstrate how to build a balanced meal using the MyPlate model.


Greek Pizza Ingredients (

- pre made crust

- 1/2 cup mariana sauce

- 3/4 tsp greek seasoning herb blend

- 1 1/2 cups shredded half skim mozzarella cheese

- 1/2 cup artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, reduced fat

- 1/4 cup sliced roasted red pepper

- 1/4 cup greek black olives, pitted and chopped

- 1/8 cup thinly sliced red onion

- 2 tbsp sliced fresh basil


BBQ Chicken Pizza Ingredients (

- pre made crust

- 2 tsp olive oil

- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce

- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

- 1 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese

- 8 oz cooked chicken breast, chopped into bite-sized pieces

- 1/4 cup thinly slice red onion

- Chopped fresh cilantro

Open to all.