Dixie Forum to present lecture on creating healthy eating habits

Discussing how eating nutritiously is an integral part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Susan B. Roberts will speak at the next installment of Dixie State University’s weekly lecture series Dixie Forum. Roberts will present “Can You Retrain Your Brain for Healthy Eating and a Healthy Weight?” via a video conference call from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the Dixie State campus. Admission is free, and the public is encouraged to attend. As the senior scientist and director at Tufts University’s Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Roberts researches dietary, behavioral and cultural determinants of body fatness and develops behavioral programs for weight loss and the prevention of weight gain. Roberts’ research is being conducted in work sites and among military families as well as with different population groups around the world. Roberts is also focused on new formulations of foods to prevent and treat malnutrition across the life cycle. In particular, she hopes to reduce susceptibility to obesity and to improve cognition. In addition to her roles as lab director and senior scientist, Roberts works as a professor of nutrition and psychiatry and as a senior staff member in Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dixie Forum is a weekly lecture series designed to introduce the St. George community and DSU students, faculty and staff to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50-minute presentation. Dixie Forum will continue at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the Dunford Auditorium with a presentation about the presidential election from DSU associate professors Travis Seegmiller and Joe Green. For more information about Dixie State University’s Dixie Forum series, contact DSU Forum Coordinator John Burns at 435-879-4712 or burns@dixie.edu or visit humanities.dixie.edu/the-dixie-forum.