FAMU food science program hosts Fat, Food and Fit Figures

Florida A&M University’s food science program will be hosting Fat, Food and Fit Figures March 16 at the Hansel Tookes Recreation Center to provide tips and advice on how to live a healthier lifestyle in celebration of National Nutrition Month.

Students, like fourth-year FAMU interdisciplinary studies student with a minor in health Taylor Hariston, are excited at the idea of an event that relates to health that is exciting and educational.

“It’s cool that they’re having an event like this. Classes can make learning about your health so boring. This sounds like a lot of fun,” Hairston said.

Fat, Food and Fit Figures will have four mini sessions: facing the fat, which focuses on weight loss, favoring the fresh, forming the food and framing the figure. Each of these sessions includes a different activity such as growing herbs and spices, cooking demonstrations and “chocolate Zumba.”

The surrounding communities are all encouraged to participate.

FAMU assistant nutrition professor Jenelle N. Robinson, Ph.D., this event encourages healthy living.

“The event is designed to encourage healthier eating practices, promote an active lifestyle, and to bring awareness concerning the health resources that are available on FAMU’s campus,” Robinson said.

Multiple groups will have tables with health information for distribution. Representatives from the various groups will be able to share with event participants about their tips on a healthy lifestyle.

Second-year psychology student Jess Williams said she can’t wait to see what new information she will learn.

“It’s exciting to learn new stuff about your body and how to take care of it,” Williams said.

Lunch will be provided for the first 200 registered attendees.

Fat, Food and Fit Figures will be held from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. The event is free and those interested in participating may register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fat-food-and-fit-figures-tickets-21685923180?aff=ebrowse.