Mindful Eating Workshop

Overcoming Obstacles and Dispelling Myths

For those of us with demanding schedules, daily meals tend to be rushed, with little time to savor or even enjoy the food we eat. Even with the best intentions, life sometimes gets in the way. This three part workshop will focus on overcoming the common obstacles as well as dispelling the myths about mindful eating.

Faculty and staff are invited to join Lisa Thomas, Registered Dietitian and mindful eating expert, in this 3-part mindful eating workshop.

View Mindful Eating flyer [PDF]

Tuesdays: May 23, 30 and June 6
Hall of Languages, Room 500

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*Space is limited. The Wellness Team will notify you of a confirmed spot or if you are on the wait list.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Understanding Hunger and Satiety Cues – how to use the hunger scale (practice at home), an experiential chocolate meditation and a discussion on appetite disruptors such as caffeine, reflux, and low blood glucose.
  • Whole Health and a Dieting Culture – the biology of weight regulation including a review of research and defining dieting and healthy eating in terms of balance. Freedom with food and eating; all foods fit!
  • The Impact of Technology on Mindful Eating and Health – How to make changes in a culture that sometimes emphasizes healthy weight over healthy eating. Balancing the impact of a weight focused culture with healthy living, including a discussion on how technology  may interfere with healthy living; how might it help?

If you require accommodations, please contact the Wellness Initiative at 315.443.5472 or wellness@syr.edu

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Ernie Davis

Where to find it: On the Quad between the Physics Building and Steele Hall

A little about it: A permanent memorial to Syracuse football legend Ernie Davis, the first African-American Heisman Trophy winner. The specially commissioned statue was created by sculptor Bruno Luchessi. The life-size statue depicts Davis, known as “The Elmira Express,” standing in his Syracuse uniform holding a helmet under his left arm and a football in his right hand. Davis was truly an All-American on and off the field and his records, achievements and spirit will forever be a part of Syracuse University.


Bonus Question: How many spikes are showing on Ernie’s left cleat?

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Dancing Mother

Where to find it: Between HBC and Hinds Hall

A little about it: Soon after immigrating to the United States in the 1920s, Chaim Gross began to carve designs directly into wood. His work respected the nature of the material offering a fluid composition. His bronze pieces freed him from the challenges of wood carving but still show many of the same aesthetics. In Dancing Mother, Gross celebrated the intimacy between mother and child by combining both figures into one form.


Bonus Question: ?

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Saltine Warrior

Where to find it: In front of Carnegie Library

A little about it: Before there was Otto the Orange, SU sported a variety of mascots, including a goat named Vita and a Roman-style gladiator. One of these mascots was the Saltine Warrior, a fictional Native American chief whose remains, according to legend, were found near Steele Hall. This mascot stayed with SU from the early 1930s to the late 1970s. In 1951, the senior class funded a statue of the warrior. The students of the renowned sculptor and SU professor Ivan Mestrovic competed for the opportunity to design and create the sculpture, and the winner was Luise Clayborn Kaish.


Bonus Question: As seen on the in memory plaque on the Saltine Warrior, who was the President of the Class of 1951?

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The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti Mural

Where to find it: On the outside wall of HBC facing Hinds Hall

A little about it: When Syracuse University unveiled Ben Shahn’s monumental mosaic mural, The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti, in 1967, it focused attention on one of the most politically charged murder cases in the history of American jurisprudence. In 1927, two Italian-American immigrants, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, were executed for a crime many people believed they did not commit. The greatest legacy of Sacco & Vanzetti trial may be the numerous decisions of the United States Supreme Court that extend due process to anyone charged with a crime and protect the civil rights of all Americans.


Bonus Question: When facing the mural, what are the last two lines written on the wall on the right side?

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