UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Anyone interested in managing weight while eating satisfying and nutritious foods can learn about a science-based way to accomplish those goals by attending a six-part Penn State Extension webinar series. “The Volumetrics Weigh of Life: Weight Management Plan” series will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on six consecutive Wednesdays from Feb. 1 to March 8.
This program is based on the research of Barbara Rolls, professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State, and is designed for anyone interested in losing or maintaining weight while still eating satisfying amounts of food. Those who want to learn strategies to eat well for optimal health also can benefit from the plan.
Instructors will discuss fundamental weight management principles and emphasize sustainable eating patterns for lifelong weight management. Each of the six classes will provide calorie density lessons, food demonstration videos, examples of Volumetrics food choices and interactive learning opportunities through small group discussions.
Participants will learn to:
— Think positively about what they can eat.
— Use science-based, sound nutritional advice to achieve and maintain weight management goals.
— Choose foods to control hunger and increase satiety.
— Modify recipes to incorporate the Volumetrics principles.
Attendees can register through 11:45 p.m. Jan. 30 for a fee of $60. Registration is required to receive the link to access the live webinars. Registrants also will receive access to the webinar recordings.
More information is available on the Penn State Extension website.
–Alexandra McLaughlin, Penn State University