D-FEND

Diet, Food, Exercise, and Nutrition

Welcome to project D-FEND! Diet, food, exercise, and nutrition during social distancing.

The goals of project D-FEND are 1) to provide an open forum to discuss questions related to diet, food, and exercise with scientific experts during times of distancing, and 2) provide fast facts in the form of videos and informational fact sheets to help with decisions related to diet, food, and exercise during social distancing.

The project is a collaboration between the Center for Human Nutrition within the University of Arkansas Systems Division of Agriculture and the Exercise is Medicine program at the University of Arkansas.

The project is being led by Dr. Jamie Baum (Springdale, AR) and Dr. Erin Howie (Winslow, AR).  Alexis Garner (White Hall, AR) and Aubree Hawley (Fayetteville, AR) will provide content related to exercise and physical activity. Aubree Hawley, Angela Tacinelli (Fayetteville, AR), and Sam Walker (Fayetteville, AR) will provide content related to diet and nutrition.  Sarah Jones (Fayetteville, AR) will provide content related to food safety.

Our goal is to create a community focuses on weekly cooking, food safety, and exercise demos and/or fast facts and to provide an open forum for Arkansans to ask questions.

Weekly Zoom Sessions

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
Topic: D-FEND Series
When: Every Friday. Times may vary
Register for D-FEND Series (You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.)

 

Fast Fact Sheets

Visit Arkansas Nutrition and Exercise for More Video

 

Topics include:

Friday, May 15

Introduction to Project D-FEND, Q&A

– Jamie Baum with all via YouTube and Zoom

 

 
Friday, May 22

Venturing back out: shopping safely at the grocery store

– Sarah Jones via YouTube and Fast Facts

How to get your 10,000 steps at home

– Alexis Garner via YouTube and Fast Facts

Healthy breakfasts on a budget

– Angela Tacinelli via YouTube and Fast Facts

Zoom open call: Food Safety

– Sarah Jones

 

 
Friday, May 29

Get those Zzzzz’s: The importance of sleep

– Aubree Hawley via YouTube and Fast Facts

Exercising with your kids

– Alexis Garner via YouTube

Food Safety at the grocery store

– Sarah Jones

Mental health during COVID-19

– Jenn Veillux

Zoom Open Call: Nutrition and Sleep

– Aubree Hawley via YouTube and Fast Facts

 

 
Friday, June 5

Boost your immunity with Diet and Exercise

– Alexis Garner and Angela Tacinelli via YouTube and Fast Facts

Zoom open call: Diet, Exercise and your immune system

– Alexis Garner and Angela Tacinelli

 

 
Friday, June 12

Budget bites! Snacks and meals that keep you full on a budget

– Sam Walker, Aubree Hawley, Angela Tacinelli, and Sarah Jones via YouTube, Cooking Demos, Recipes

Zoom open call: Budget bites

 

 
Friday, June 19

Diet, Exercise and Mood

– Aubree Hawley, Jamie Baum, Erin Howie via YouTube and Fast Facts

Zoom open call: Mood, diet and exercise

 

 
Friday, June 26

Kids in the kitchen – cooking, eating healthy, and food safety practices

– Angela Tacinelli, and Sarah Jones via YouTube and Zoom

Kids and exercise

– Alexis Garner via YouTube and Fast Facts

Zoom open call

– Angela Tacinelli, Jamie Baum and Erin Howie

 

 
Friday, July 3

Staying safe over July 4th weekend – food safety, healthy recipes, physical activity

– Sarah Jones with Alexis Garner, Aubree Hawley and Angela Tacinelli

 

Friday, July 10

That’s a wrap?

– Jamie Baum and Erin Howie