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Health and Wellness: Nutrition - Alumni


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Self-Paced; 7 Hours




$199 Limited time only introductory price $99.50


Nutrition education for all:

Have you ever wondered about the connection between what you’re eating and your mood? Are you curious about the efficacy of diet trends? Are you interested in developing strategies that will improve your overall health? This online nutrition course will elevate your knowledge of the connection between diet and physical and mental well being. Whether you seek strategies for yourself or family, or you’re seeking to use nutrition education and skills professionally, this course covers the current state of nutrition practices, eating styles and diet trends.

Nutrition education topics include:

  1. The current state of nutrition
  2. Current diet trends such as gluten-free dieting and the Keto diet
  3. Practical methods for healthy eating at home
  4. Food and diseases
  5. Healthy lifestyle practices for the workplace
  6. Nutrition strategies to increase energy
  7. Disordered eating and body image

Learn from the best nutrition professionals:

The course is brought to you by Mayo Clinic, who leads the world in medical research and patient care, and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care, a university ranked #1 in innovation. You will hear from certified nutrition experts from both ASU and the Mayo Clinic who will share relevant experiences and insights that may enhance your ability to incorporate nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle.

An online nutrition course for everyone:

This nutrition class is the opportunity for anyone seeking to improve their nutrition skills and practices either professionally or personally. Learn about various eating styles, best practices, and nutritional guidelines to have an opportunity to develop the skills that help you eat healthier and in a way that is right for your lifestyle. This course will discuss how getting proper nutrition can help your brain function, the effects of food on body and mind, and steps to take to achieve a greater energy and enhanced well-being.

What you’ll receive:

Verification of Completion stating title of course and number of hours to complete. No continuing nursing education contact hours are provided for this course.

Other courses offered in partnership with Mayo Clinic:

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Meet the instructors

Teri Pipe, Ph.D.

ASU Chief Well-Being Officer

Founding Director, ASU Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience

Professor and Dean Emerita, College of Nursing and Health Innovation Arizona State University

Dr. Teri Pipe is Arizona State University's Chief Well-Being Officer. Formerly Dr. Pipe served as the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University (ASU). She also is the founding director of ASU's Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience. Before coming to ASU in 2011, Dr. Pipe served as director of Nursing Research and Innovation at Mayo Clinic Arizona and was an associate professor of nursing at the Mayo Clinic’s College of Medicine. In 2014 she was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow.

Nika Gueci, Ed.D

Executive Director, University Engagement at Center: Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience at ASU

Nika Gueci is the inaugural Executive Director for University Engagement at the Arizona State University Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience. Under her direction, Center advances an environment of well-being through the promotion of skills such as mindfulness and compassion to support lifelong resilience. Creating a culture where wellness is of vital importance to the development of human potential is her daily call to action.

Tiara Cash, Senior Program Coordinator, Center: Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience at ASU

Tiara Cash, Program Manager, comes to Center for Mindfulness, Compassion, and Resilience as an alumnus of Arizona State University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Wellness from ASU and a Master’s degree from Western Illinois University in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Psychology. Her practice of mindfulness spans the last 19 years of her life, and as a practitioner she has worked in various higher education settings including: athletics, campus recreation, and student success.

Tiara has been granted scholarships, grants, and awards for her work with mindfulness in the student-athlete population, mindfulness and equity/social justice, and creating art with a foundation of mindful practice. In 2018 and 2019 she traveled internationally to present on her research involving mindfulness and overlooked populations. Her career focuses include delving into the intersections of mindfulness in marginalized and unrepresented populations, resilience training for life transitions, and mindful performance art.

In her current role with Center, she works to create innovative programming through workshops, trainings, presentations and events. Her vision is to engage ASU and the surrounding community in life-long learning and personal development with an emphasis on mindful practices and connection through compassion.

Megan Petrov, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, College of Nursing & Health Innovation

Barrett Honor Faculty

Arizona State University

Dr. Megan E. Petrov is an assistant professor within the College of Nursing & Health Innovation at Arizona State University. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Alabama in clinical psychology. She completed a Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine-accredited behavioral sleep medicine training program. Across her academic and clinical career she has been engaged in the pursuit of promoting sleep health, excellence in interdisciplinary sleep-related research, and the prevention of chronic disease associated with disordered and disturbed sleep processes. Dr. Petrov’s research is supported by funds from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation.

Kimberly Vana, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, FNP-C

Clinical Professor, RN-BSN Program

Barrett's Honors Faculty

College of Nursing & Health Innovation

Kimberly Vana is a Clinical Professor at the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona. She currently teaches in the RN-BSN and Concurrent Enrollment Programs in the Undergraduate Nursing Programs. Her clinical practice and research interests include sleep health. She is actively involved with national and local sleep organizations.

Carol M. Baldwin, PhD, RN, CHTP, CT, NCC, AHN-BC, FAAN

Carol Baldwin has over 20 years of experience in sleep research and sleep health promotion. She was a co-investigator on the nation-wide 10-year-long NIH NHLBI Sleep Heart Health Study that found relationships between sleep disorders and chronic disease, including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and depression. Her work focused on correlations between gender, ethnicity, quality of life and sleep. She was principal investigator on the NIH NICHD Spanish translation and validation of a sleep habits questionnaire. Recently, the Spanish-language training for community health workers received the prestigious Raise the Voice/Edge Runner designation from the American Academy of Nursing, the first award of its kind in Arizona.

Hanna Layton

Outreach Coordinator, Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience at ASU

Hanna Layton is currently studying at Arizona State University finishing her Bachelor’s of Science in Sustainability as well as beginning her 4+1 program for a Masters of Sustainable Solutions degree. Hanna is a full-time student involved and in love with learning about how she can serve as an advocate for the natural world and all its resources, as well as ensuring the human and animal populations can proceed on with health and happiness. She is particularly interested in human well-being, focusing on the intersection of mindfulness and sustainability. Through this avenue she hopes to educate others on how to practice resilience and deepen their subjective sense of wellbeing individually and as a community. Hanna is employed by ASU’s Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience as the student outreach coordinator.