April 20th, 2023
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (St. Francis Room)
TIME:5:30-6:40 p.m. ET

Eat Well to Test Well

This workshop is part of the 2023 GHHS Well-being Workshop Series, a yearlong series hosted by the Gold Humanism Honor Society designed to address different dimensions of well-being through a mix of interactive in-person and virtual sessions facilitated by thoughtful leaders across the United States. Sign up separately for each workshop you plan to attend.

The Eat Well to Test Well workshop was developed to help improve diet quality and nutrition knowledge through a gamified cooking-based workshop, leading to improved academic success and other health behaviors within students studying in the fields of health sciences. This workshop is designed to mimic your favorite cooking show, ideally with five groups of three; each group working together to create delicious, healthy, and accessible recipes.

All you need to bring is your love of food and desire to learn. Supplies and ingredients will be provided.


  1. Learn the impact of diet quality on academics
  2. Gain cooking self-efficacy and nutrition knowledge
  3. Be introduced to mindful eating

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Workshop host

Kayla Parsons is a registered dietitian nutritionist and second year PhD student at the University of Maine. Parsons has received her Master of Science degree in food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine. Her research interests include health-related quality of life within college students, mindful eating, body appreciation and developing evidence-based wellness interventions for college students. Parsons works as a graduate research assistant under the HRSA funded WellNurse Project, as well as a research assistant for University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. She has interests in the role of policy in health behavior change, and acts as the Public Policy Coordinator for Maine’s Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In her spare time, you can find her camping, mountain biking and exploring the state of Maine.

Registration is now closed.