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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 2023 Academic Fall 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: Taco Tuesday!

9/12/23 from 5:30-7:00 in Klehm Hall Rm 2309


September's theme is Taco Tuesday! The class will be learning about protein, the different sources, amino acids, and recommended amount. Come test your cooking skills while making skillet elote and meatless tacos. Sign up with your friends or come and join your peers and make some new friends!


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Healthy Cooking 101: Baking

10/2/23 from 5:30-7:00 in Klehm Hall Rm 2309


October's theme is Baking! The class will be learning about carbohydrates, the different sources, fast facts, and tips. Come test your baking skills while making Blue Cheese Walnut Toasts and Feta Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes. Sign up with your friends or come and join your peers and make some new friends!

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Healthy Cooking 101: Mediterranean Diet

11/13/23 from 5:30-7:00 in Klehm Hall Rm 2309


November's theme is Mediterranean Diet. The class will be learning about this style of eating, tips, benefits, and comparison with MyPlate. Come test your cooking skills while making Roasted Chickpeas, Watermelon, Cucumber, Feta Salad, and Chickpea Power Bowls. 

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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


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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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