Georgia Tech Health Initiatives Hosts Adulting Series
Georgia Tech Health Initiatives is presenting a free series of events aimed to give students real life skills that aren’t taught in the classroom.
One session has already passed, but there are still two left.
The series kicked off Feb. 7 with a session focused on cooking healthy while on a budget. Jonathan Leonard, executive chef at West Village, demonstrated how to make a quinoa bowl with roasted vegetables and several different types of hummus while a dietitian explained the various choices he was making. He also discussed how to grocery shop on a budget and gave several tips and tricks, such as looking for fruits and vegetables that are in season and buying non-perishable goods in bulk.
The session concluded with a taste test of all of the dishes. Students also received several recipes, a grocery list guide, and other useful information (see below) to enable them to apply these lessons in their daily lives.
Part three of the series, titled Crafting a Purpose – Exploring Your Meaning, takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Student Center room 301. The goal is to learn how to understand your purpose and meaning in life and discover the motivation behind certain decisions. There will also be a discussion about ways to manage stress, including art therapy and vision boards.
The final installment, Building Professional Relationships, will be on Tuesday, March 6, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Student Center room 321. Students will participate in a panel discussion with Georgia Tech faculty and staff and learn how to build professional relationships that will help as they pursue careers.
All of the events are free, but registration is required. Visit healthinitiatives.gatech.edu/adulting.
Mini-fridge Makeover: 8 Healthy Foods to Keep in Your Dorm Mini-Fridge
- Low-fat cheese: Pair with whole grain bread or crackers for an easy snack.
- Vegetables: Pre-washed and pre-cut varieties paired with dips like hummus make a convenient snack.
- Fruit: Watch out for added sugars and syrups in pre-packaged fruit, though.
- Nuts and nut butters: These last longer when stored in the fridge. Pair with apple slices or whole grain toast.
- Eggs: Use a microwave-safe bowl or mug to scramble eggs for a quick breakfast or snack.
- Milk and yogurt: Low-fat milk can be added to oatmeal or whole grain cereals for a filling, nutritious breakfast. Individual containers of low-fat yogurt are convenient and portable.
- Hummus: Pair with raw veggies or spread onto a whole wheat pita with tomatoes and cucumbers for an easy, nutritious snack.
- Salsa: Pair with a serving of whole grain tortilla chips or raw veggies.