Binghamton University to host Nutrition Lecture Series


BINGHAMTON, NY – Binghamton University’s Eating Awareness Committee, in conjunction with Sodexo will sponsor a Spring Nutrition Lecture Series during the months of February and March.

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Carolyn Hodges will present “How to Make the Body Burn Fat” at 7 p.m. in UU-Old Union Hall. The event will examine the effects of dieting on metabolism. Carolyn Hodges is the CEO of the Upstate New York Eating Disorder Service, which now serves over 400 students a year.  She continues to provide consultation, supervision, and case management for the program. Hodges has also been part of Cornell’s Healthy Eating Program since its inception, and continues to provide consultation, supervision, and case management for the program.

On Thursday, March 7, Alexa Schmidt, dietician at Binghamton University, will present “Meal Planning for Optimal Metabolism” at 7 p.m. in UU-120, covering strategies and meal planning guidelines for increasing metabolism. Alexa Schmidt is a registered dietician with Sodexo Campus Services at Binghamton University. Schmidt is a member of Binghamton University’s Eating Awareness Committee and serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Health and Wellness Studies Department where she teaches online nutrition courses.

On Tuesday, March 19, Lina Begdache will present “The 3 As; Imprints of College Social Life: Adderall, Alcohol and Addiction to Nicotine” at 7 p.m. in UU-120. The event will explore the effects of substance and nicotine abuse on metabolism, brain, and body. Begdache is an adjunct lecturer with the Health and Wellness Studies and Biological Sciences Departments at Binghamton University. Her research areas include nutrition, obesity, cell and molecular biology, and neuroscience. She is also a member of the Eating Awareness Committee at Binghamton University.

All of the sessions are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Jennifer Wegmann at


Last Updated: 9/17/13