Reminder: Dietetics program to be featured at Business After Hours tomorrow

The College of Health Professions and the Department of Dietetics, in partnership with Cabell Huntington Hospital, will present the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Huntington’s Kitchen, 911 Third Ave. The event will celebrate the upcoming move of Dietetics to the 3rd Avenue location this month.

Business After Hours is designed as a premier networking event for members of the business community. The cost is $15 per member if registered in advance and $20 for non-members and walk-ins. Since Marshall is a member of the chamber, faculty and staff can attend at the lower rate. To register, call 304-525 5131.

Since 2013, Cabell Huntington Hospital has operated Huntington’s Kitchen as a community outreach initiative with the goals of positively affecting the health of the community through the prevention and reduction of diet-related disease through healthy food and cooking education.

Beginning this month, Marshall is partnering with the hospital to expand the kitchen and strengthen the commitment to the Tri-State community’s nutritional health and wellness by moving the Department of Dietetics to Huntington’s Kitchen location. The department was previously located in Prichard Hall, which did not have enough space or appropriate equipment to meet the department’s needs, Interim President Gary G. White said when he made the announcement of the move in December.

With more than 120 students, faculty and staff, the Department of Dietetics’ new partnership will “advance the missions of both Huntington’s Kitchen and Marshall University’s dietetics program, as both seek to enhance, promote and improve healthy eating, education and quality of life for residents of Huntington and surrounding areas,” White said.