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Award-winning dietician to deliver intuitive eating lecture at UNI

August 30, 2013

Joan Thompson, health educator and victim services advocate, UNI Wellness & Recreation Services, 319-273-2137,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- How do you really know if you're hungry? This is the question award-winning dietician Evelyn Tribole hopes to answer with her lecture, "Make Peace with Food and Your Body -- Rediscover the Pleasures of Eating," from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Lang Hall Auditorium on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

Tribole aims to help people form healthy relationships with food by teaching them to become "intuitive eaters," which involves tuning into the body's natural signals of hunger, fullness and food preferences. The lecture will feature information on intuitive eating habits and finding your natural weight.

"Hosting Evelyn Tribole is a reflection of the investment UNI has in the health of its community," said Joan Thompson, health educator in UNI's Wellness & Recreation Services. "Tribole's message is one that helps to create a healthy relationship with food, which contributes to a healthy and happy life."

Tribole has co-authored the book "Intuitive Eating" and currently runs a nutrition counseling practice in California. Her lecture is a part of UNI's Reaching for Higher Ground (RHG) series. The RHG theme this year is "Food Matters," with events that will focus on examining the local, national and global impacts of food.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Thompson at 319-273-2137 or