(November 12, 2008)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Nutritional Expert Speaks on How to "Eat Well, Live Well While Living on Campus" Dec. 2

Shelly Marie

SHREVEPORT, La. — Tired of Ramen Noodles and microwave popcorn? Don't want to put on the dreaded Freshman 15? Learn the 10 affordable healthy food staples to have in your residence hall room, the top foods for brain power, proper food selections in the dining hall, no-cook recipes for energy, and exercises one can do in their room that will have you looking and feeling fabulous!

Nutritional expert Shelly Marie will speak to these pitfalls and more, Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 11:10 a.m. in Kilpatrick Hall when she discusses "Eat Well, Live Well, and Be Fabulous While Living on Campus!™: Winning the Battle of the Freshman 15 without Breaking the Bank!"

Shelly Marie

Shelly earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in nutrition and dietetics, and is a Registered Dietitian (RD). She is a certified Etiquette Instructor and Aerobic Instructor, and has also earned her certification in Adult Weight Management through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

As a registered dietitian, etiquette consultant, and sports nutrition expert, Shelly Marie combines expertise along with her own personal experiences during her programs, reflecting on stories of dating and dining etiquette, as well as residence hall and sorority life. By avoiding the words "no" and "never", she follows the positive approach of nutrition and image programming. She combines her four loves—Southern style, nutrition, dance, and etiquette—into fun-filled presentations that have crowds laughing, learning, and moving.

This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Shelley Armstrong, Interim Chair of Health & Exercise Science Department, at 318.869.5277.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrates 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.