Media Encouraged to Cover Nutrition and Weight Management Day Activities

The event is scheduled for Monday (May 8) at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center.

WHAT: The Department of Nutritional Sciences in the Texas Tech University College of Human Sciences invites media members to cover Nutrition & Weight Management Day 2017, an opportunity for professionals to share their knowledge of nutrition and healthy weight management with the Lubbock community in an entertaining yet educational format.

WHEN: 3-8:30 p.m. Monday (May 8)

WHERE: McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center

EVENT: The event will begin with presentations and discussions related to the breadth of topics encompassed under the umbrella of nutritional sciences.

  • 3:20 p.m.: “Nutritional Science: It’s about more than what to eat”
  • 4 p.m.: “Food does not cause obesity”
  • 4:30 p.m.: “Nutrition and obesity: Fact and fiction”

The dinner hour also will include presentations.

  • 5:30 p.m.: The Texas Tech Nutrition and Metabolic Health Institute
  • 5:50 p.m.: “Choosing the right strategy for you: An interactive session with the audience”

5-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-7 p.m.: Free time for attendees to tour exhibits, converse with experts and participate in nutrition-related health screenings, including body mass index and body composition determinations.

7 p.m.: “Worth the Weight” is an original play that addresses the everyday struggles people face in managing their weight. The play is produced entirely by students from Texas Tech’s School of Theatre & Dance under the direction of doctoral candidate Winter Davis and written by film industry professional Paul Catalanotto; Emily J. Dhurandhar, an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management; and Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences. It will be followed by an open discussion and door prize drawings.

CONTACT: Nikhil Dhurandhar, chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (225) 773-2669 or

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College of Human Sciences

The College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University provides multidisciplinary education, research and service focused on individuals, families and their environments for the purpose of improving and enhancing the human condition.

The college offers a Bachelor of Science degree with disciplines in:

  • Apparel Design and Manufacturing
  • Community, Family, and Addiction Services
  • Early Childhood
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management
  • Retailing

The college also offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

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