Nutrition Services


Nutrition is a vital component of wellness. To help you reach your wellness goals, we now have a Registered Dietitian on our full-time staff. Deidra Nelson is available for nutrition consultations at the Recreation Center.

The dietitian provides counseling on a wide range of nutrition concerns including:

  • General nutrition
  • Sports and performance nutrition
  • Weight management
  • Medical conditions (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, PCOS, IBS, etc.)

Learn how to make reasonable changes in eating habits and behaviors, set manageable goals for long-term results, and get evidence-based information applicable to your goals from our registered and licensed dietitian.

Call 901.678.2816 or e-mail for more information.

Smoothie Bar

We now have a smoothie bar, so patrons can enjoy a refreshing, nutritious beverage before or after their workouts! The Smoothie Bar is located in the alcove in our southern hallway.

Smoothies cost $4, payable at front desk.

Spring Hours for Smoothie Bar: 

  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 2-6 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Cooking Demonstrations

Our registered dietitian, Deidra Nelson, is offering free monthly cooking demonstrations. All demonstrations include free samples and are scheduled as follows:

All to be held from 1 to 1:30 p.m.


All cooking demonstrations are free and open to the public. For more information, call 901.678.2816 or e-mail

Nutrition Workshops

Our registered dietitian, Deidra Nelson, is also offering free monthly nutrition workshops as follows:

All to be held from 1 to 2 p.m.

  • March 19: Healthful Eating on a Budget UC Poplar Room
  • April 16: Reviewing Fad Diets: Do Any of Them Actually Work?, UC Bluff Room

Register Online for Cooking Demonstrations Here>