Miami Celebrates National Nutrition Month

Fuel your body and brain with healthy eating for National Nutrition Month and celebrate #HealthyMiamiOH. Good nutrition is an essential ingredient in campus health and well-being. See below for a list of ways to be involved for March and beyond.

Open to All

M.O.V.E. Bootcamp

The Saturday, March 16th bootcamp at 10am at Lewis Place will feature green, healthy smoothies after a great workout with the Crawfords and the Rec Center fitness staff.

Healthy Miami Lunch

Plan to have lunch at Maplestreet Station on Wednesday,  March 20 anytime from 11am - 2pm. Healthy Miami Dinner and Lunches are hosted by Campus Services, showcase healthy menu items from across all dining locations,and celebrate #HealthyMiamiOH.

Miami's Institute for Food CSA

Participate in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). The Institute for Food allows individuals to own a share of their harvest and enjoy healthy produce directly farm to table. Subscribe to pick up fresh portions of their seasonal harvest on a weekly basis from Cook Field.

Faculty and Staff

Benefits and Wellness Cooking Classes

Each semester,  Benefits and Wellness hosts cooking classes for faculty and staff in Phillips Hall to teach healthy eating skills. The March 15th class, in honor of National Nutrition Month is themed “Fast, Family, Fun” and involves healthy recipes that can be cooked in 30 min or less! Click below to sample a recipe from the class and/or contact to learn more about future classes.

Pesto Quinoa Bowl


2 large eggs

2 cups cooked quinoa (prepare according to package)

1/2 avocado

1 small jar pesto sauce

2 TBS toasted pine nuts


  1. Bring eggs to boil in a small covered saucepan then reduce to simmer for 5-6 minutes
  2. Open container of pesto sauce and set aside
  3. When eggs are done cooking, rinse them under cold water. let stand in a bowl of cold water for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir the pesto to mix.
  5. In a bowl, add 1 cup quinoa, half of the avocado thinly sliced, and half the pesto. Prepare another bowl as same.
  6. When eggs have cooled, peel them and slice in half. Add one egg to each bowl and if desired, sprinkle with toasted pine nuts.
  7. Enjoy as is or mix it all together.

Servings: 2 - 609 Calories per serving - Fat 68g - Proteins 30g - Carbs 58g

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Telephonic Nutrition Education and Coaching

Impact Solutions Employee Assistance and Work/Life program offers phone based, confidential, nutritional education and coaching for all Miami faculty and staff. Call 800-227-6007 to enroll for free or visit the MyImpactSolutions website for online resources (username is Miamioh).

Real Appeal

A new online healthy eating program offered through UMR.This program is a fun and engaging plan that includes several tools and telephonic sessions to assist you in reaching your healthy weight goals. Employees and their spouses participating on the Miami medical plan (PPO or HDHP) can participate in this program at no cost. To participate, go to Email or call 1-844-344-REAL with questions.


Follow H.A.W.K.S. Peer Health Educators @hawkshealthzone for Nutrition in a Nutshell posts.

Look for Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) at Armstrong on March 14 from 10am - 12pm.

Take part in a Nutrition Conference on April 4 and 5 in Phillips Hall hosted by the Department of Kinesiology and Health.

And More...

Additional healthy eating information, tips, and resources can be found on the Miami University Health and Well-Being webpage, on the Miami Benefits and Wellness Healthy Eating webpage, faculty and staff Healthy Miami account, and Campus Services' Health and Special Diets.