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The Role of Optimism Regarding Nutrition and Health Behavior

Aired November 9, 2011

This webinar defines optimism and describes some standardized methods to test for optimism; describes the importance of optimism and physical well-being; explains specific reasons why optimism is beneficial for both physical and mental health; and describes how to apply the information on optimism in a nutrition counseling setting.


The Presentation PDF also contains answers to all the questions asked during the webinar.



LuAnn Soliah, PhD, RD
Professor and Research Dietitian
Baylor University
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LuAnn Soliah, PhD, RD

After finishing her M.S. degree at Kansas State University in 1980, Dr. Soliah became a Registered Dietitian and went to work for the grocery store industry as a Quality Control professional at Safeway Foods, Inc. (Emporia, Kansas), and later as a corporate dietitian for Medicalodges, Inc. (Coffeyville, Kansas). In 1983, she returned to school for a doctorate at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. After completion of her Ph.D. degree in 1983, Dr. Soliah joined the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service as a Nutrition Specialist, where she was responsible for statewide programming in nutrition, health, and wellness. She has since returned to the classroom as an educator at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Research activity is also a part of her position at BHU. Dieting practices and food selection behavior are Dr. Soliah's current research areas.











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