The Oakland Press – News Clip

Nutrition workshop offered to college-bound students

Forum Health Clarkston of Clarkston is offering a 90-minute College Survival Workshop in August, designed to help students make a healthy transition from high school to college.

The workshop is open to new and returning college students and their parents and will address how college students can beat the “freshman 15” -those unwanted pounds that sneak up on students due to new life habits.

Cindy Crandell, founder of Forum Health Clarkston, will conduct the workshop. She is a registered nurse, certified nutritionist and a health and wellness life coach.

“The switch from high school to college is a major life change. Hectic schedules, higher expectations, new freedom and a more active social life add excitement and stress,” Crandell said. “New college students have so much to think about.

“For many, eating right becomes less of a priority. That’s why so many college students gain weight during their first year.”

The College Survival Workshop will give students a game plan for dealing with the life changes that lead to unhealthy weight gain.

“The workshop will be fun, interactive, motivating and educational,” says Crandell. “We’ll provide dorm room remedies for healthier snacking. We’ll also help students make smarter cafeteria choices and provide tips on conquering portion sizes. We’ll provide five fitness tips that fit a college schedule.

“In short, we’ll help you pull it all together for a healthier, happier, more successful you.”

The workshop will be offered at 7p.m on Aug. 2, 4, 9or 11 at Forum Health Clarkston, 5% Main St. in downtown Clarkston. The cost is $15 and includes all materials and recipes. Parents may attend free if accompanied by a student.

To register or for more information, call Cindy Crandell at 248-766-2210.