Professor to discuss game strategy for Super Bowl of snacking

January 27, 2014

For many people, the Super Bowl game Sunday, Feb. 2, between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will mean more than watching football on TV. It will mean food and lots of it, especially snack foods.

Most snack foods are high in fat and calories, but they don't have to be and still can be tasty, according to UW-Stout Associate Professor Kerry Peterson, a registered dietitian from the food and nutrition department.

Kerry PetersonPeterson will present "Healthier Snacks: Super Bowl and Beyond" from 12:20 to 1:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in room 238 of Heritage Hall.

"I will share strategies for developing your nutrition 'skillpower' for Super Bowl parties, or any social gathering, which are prime opportunities for overeating," Peterson said.

Peterson and some of her dietetics students will make a healthier version of a popular layered Mexican dip, a slimmed-down alternative to party nuts and "even nutritious treats to satisfy your sweet tooth," she said.

"Our goal is to show people you can satisfy your cravings without going overboard, and these recipes are easy to make and taste good. You won't miss your traditional Super Bowl snacks," she said.

Seating is limited. To register for the event, call 715-232-2687, by Thursday, Jan. 30.

The presentation is part of the Improving Lives forum series sponsored by the dean's office of the College of Education, Health and Human Services.

UW-Stout offers a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics. Learn more here.