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Saint Xavier lecture targets healthy eating habits

Clinically certified nutritionist Deanna Latson to speak

Chicago (Jan. 11, 2007) – Deanna Latson shares her inspirational story of overcoming eating problems and disorders during a lecture titled, “Eat Right, Feel Good, Look Great,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Saint Xavier University’s McGuire Hall, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Latson presents a nutritionally sound and fad-free approach to food and explains how it affects the body. She will share her secrets to attaining vibrant health to ensure and promote better performance in the workplace, classroom and athletic field. She will also teach the audience what food to eat to stay fit, perfect meals for test days and finals week, “slow poisons” eaten every day, how to avoid feeling lethargic, and the top 10 foods that sabotage weight-loss efforts.

Latson has received recognition for her lectures, including nominations for Speaker of the Year in 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2006 from the National Association of Campus Activities and the Association of College Personnel Administrators. She has spoken to more than 100,000 people at universities and companies around the world, including AT&T, Visa, Stanford and NYU.

The lecture is sponsored by Saint Xavier’s Student Activities Board. For more information, please contact Sarah Rakauskas at (773) 298-3138 or s.rakauskas@sxu.edu.    

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Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its downtown location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News & World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest. 

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