Smart Eating 101


Integrating Smart Nutrition with great taste!

Eating right and maintaining good health is hard work! The first step is knowing what you should be eating and understanding what you are eating. Smart Eating 101 is a series of educational nutrition sessions that showcase healthy options available in RIT Dining Services locations through the presentation of food and cooking demonstrations, tastings, and exhibits.

Smart Eating 101 nutrition sessions and cooking demos are conducted by Chef Autumn Geer, RIT Dining Services executive chef, who will prepare a variety of tasty and healthy foods and Mary Anne McQuay, RIT Dining Services registered dietitian, who will educate guests on eating healthy on campus, as well as a number of general healthy eating topics.

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Smart Eating 101 Schedule

Smart Eating 101 nutrition sessions and cooking demos are open to all RIT students, faculty, and staff. Click here for a campus map. Check this page frequently and Like RIT Dining Services on for up-to-date info.  

Date and Time


Nutrition Topic/Cooking Demo

October 10,

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Better Me Wellness Center

RIT Dining Services will participate in Better Me’s 1st Annual Wellness Fair and Grand Re-Opening event. Executive chef Autumn Geer and will provide a special tasting and Mary Gallagher, registered dietitian, will present information about Smart Nutrition, RIT Dining Services’ comprehensive nutrition program to assist the RIT community with eating well on campus.

October 24,

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Student Alumni Union (SAU)

National Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for promoting healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. To celebrate, RIT Dining Services, in collaboration with RIT Student Wellness, is promoting Eating Real at RIT where guests will learn about specific healthy foods available in campus dining locations, enjoy a special tasting prepared by executive chef Autumn Geer, and more.

October 25,
noon – 1 p.m.

Global Village Cantina and Grille (Salsarita's, Oishii Sushi, Global Grille)

Learn about the benefits of a Mediterranean diet from Mary Anne McQuay, R.D., and taste the region's rich flavors and healthy cuisines during the GV Cantina and Grille's special Mediterranean Diet Day meal.

November 6,

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away?  Executive chef Autumn Geer  will provide samples of roasted harvest vegetables and registered dietitian Mary Anne McQuay will be there to help educate you on how to choose healthier foods based on ingredients and cooking methods.