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Hi! My name is Haley Sanders and I have the pleasure of serving as the Nutrition Education Coordinator at the HERC. I recieved my bachelor's of science in Food Science and Human Nutrition with a concentration in dietetics at the university of Illinois- Urbana Champaign. I'm excited to continue my education here at EIU in Nutrition and dietetics. I'm working towards lifelong healthful habits and making nutrition easy. As the Nutrition Education Coordinator, my goal is to provide self-efficacy when it comes to overall nutrition and wellness. You are in the driver's seat of your health; I am merely here to assist you in creating mindful patterns and behaviors. My services include one-on-one nutritional assessment sessions through our Nutritional Analysis program, administering events such as Healthy Cooking 101, and collaborating with various departments to provide nutrition education programming campus wide. Please let me know how I can be of service!


Open Sessions for the 2024 Academic Spring Semester



Healthy Cooking 101!

Healthy Cooking 101 is a series of cooking classes throughout the year that feature different themes, cooking techniques, and aspects of balanced nutrition.This program is a hands-on experience in the kitchen. No kitchen or nutrition experience is required, it’s FREE and the best part is you get to eat what you make! Registration is required; please click on the date to sign up for the session you wish to attend. Don’t hesitate to sign up for the sessions, as each class fills up quickly!


 Healthy Cooking 101: Sex is Like Pizza with a Tasty Twist


This event is a Collaboration with the HERC Mental Health Graduate Assitant (GA), and the HERC Nutrition Coordinator GA. Learn and understand signs and safety of Sexual Assualt. Fun and interactive way of learning how pizza is like sex through the preparation of your own personal pizzas. Sign up with your friends or come and join your peers and make some new friends!

Scan the QR Code or click the link to register!

Sign up form:

                   Date                                                 Time                                                          Location      

               02/06/24                                            5:30 P.M- 7:00 P.M                             Klehm Hall Room 2309


             Nutrion and Mental health Colaboration                       QR Code                                       



Healthy Cooking 101: St. Patrick Theme

March's theme is St.Patty! Sign up with your friends or come and join your peers and make some new friends!


Scan the QR Code or click the link to register!

Sign up form:


                   Date                                                    Time                                                      Location      

                 03/07/24                                       5:30 P.M- 7:00 P.M                               Klehm Hall Room 2309


            St. Patty Theme                  QR Code


Healthy Cooking 101: April Fool's Theme 


Scan the QR Code or click the link to register!

Sign up form:


                    Date                                                    Time                                                      Location      

                 04/01/24                                       5:30 P.M- 7:00 P.M                               Klehm Hall Room 2309


         Breakfast                         QR Code


Upcoming Events TBA



The Mirror Project

Student Recreational Center

Partnering with the student recreational center we will be covering some mirrors in the center, where students, faculty and staff are able to write positive traits, compliments and affirmations about themselves other than their physical appearance. This will be available throughout the entire week! Stop by the rec to write the beauty within.


You Are NOT What You Eat

Check back for location updates!

This is an interactive panel discussion where students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to have their questions answered by licensed clinical professionals related to nutrition, body image, dieting and mental health. Please join the conversation!


Body Acceptance Pledge

MLK Union Food Court

Description: Stop by the MLK Union Food court to take the Body Acceptance pledge. If you are body positive or body neutral, it’s all about creating an atmosphere for good body image. Don’t know what these are? Come, we will help with that too!


Zumba: Feel the Burn

Student Recreational Center

Partnering with the Student Recreational Center, please join us for this special edition Zumba class that features latest music from your favorite hip-hop artists and more.


STOP the Shame

MLK Union Food Court

Words hold value. Words have meaning. Stop by the MLK union to sign the Body Acceptance pledge and get an opportunity to write some of the things you have heard about your body image, words you’ve used to even describe others and yourself, and words used innocently in regular conversation that can be subconsciously affect us.


The Look Book

MLK Union Martinsville Room

To close out our week, come join us for the viewing of a powerful documentary presented by the Body Love Society. Bring blankets, pillows and wear something comfortable. Refreshments will be provided!

Try Me!

If you are interested in trying new healthy recipes click the link provided


Contact Me!

If you are an student interested in scheduling a one-on-one nutrition consultation, please set up an appointment with the link: or contact Haley at


             Haley HERC                    Nutrition one and one


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Contact Information

Health Education Resource Center

2201 Blair Hall
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

Academic Year Hours

8am – 4:30 pm

Summer Hours

8am – 4:30 Monday – Thursday, 8am – 12pm Friday

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