Between the holidays and the pandemic, people may have packed on a few extra pounds. Looking for a solution? Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County is resuming its Speaker Series in the new year.

The first presentation will feature Julie Walenta, a registered dietitian nutritionist and regional environmental nutritionist for CCE-Steuben, providing strategies on how to tackle your quarantine weight gain. The free workshop, “How To Lose the Quarantine 15,” is scheduled from 6 to 730 p.m. Jan. 14 via the Zoom video conferencing platform.

Participants will learn:

will be held online via Zoom on January 14 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

n How small changes to your environment support weight loss.

n Tips and tricks to help realign your eating habits toward a healthy weight.

n How to manage food cravings.

n The underlying causes for weight gain and what to do about them.

Walenta, a Bath resident, came to CCE-Steuben from Guthrie Health Works Wellness & Fitness Center where she was a clinical dietitian. She has a bachelor of science degree in dietetics from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in public health nutrition from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

“I’m creative and like to ‘think outside the box’ which may help with program delivery as we all learn to navigate the ‘new norm’ during the pandemic,” Walenta said in a news release.

To register and receive a link for the Zoom presentation, visit http://bit.ly/thequarantine15.

For more information, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County at (607) 664-2300.

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