Programs & Services - Spring 2014

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National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month!

Join the Central community as we focus on practicing healthy eating habits during National Nutrition Month. National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The campaign focuses on making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

UCO's campaign will encourage students, faculty, and staff to increase their fruit and vegetable consumption and begin a lifestyle of healthy eating. To help the campus community accomplish this goal toward better health, nutrition programs and activities will be offered throughout the month. Program events include:

Supermarket Smarts: Take a guided tour of the grocery store and learn how to shop for the healthiest food in the market.

Tours will be held Monday March 3rd, 10th, 24th, and 31st from Noon to 1 pm at the Edmond Neighborhood Walmart, 1301 E 2nd street.

Tour space is limited. Participants must reserve their spot by emailing grocerytour@gmail.com.

UCO Campus Cook: Channel your inner cook and learn how to prepare nutritious meals that will keep everyone coming back for more. All classes are held in the kitchen of the Human Environmental Sciences building.

Thursday, March 6th: Mexican Cuisine, 5:30-6:30 pm

Tuesday, March 11th: Healthy Desserts, 5:30-6:30 pm

Friday, March 28th: Sushi Rolling, 12:30-1:30 pm

Reservations are required for these classes. Participants must reserve their spot by emailing ucocampuscook@gmail.com.

Ask a Dietetics Student: Got nutrition questions? Let the knowledgeable Nutrition & Dietetics students answer them.

Tuesday, March 11th: 11 am to 1 pm, table in the Nigh University Center food court

Wednesday, March 26th: 11 am to 1 pm, table in the Nigh University food court

Broncho Bites: Sink your teeth into an array of fruits and vegetables—enjoy old classics and experience new, exotic produce.

When: March 24th & 25th

Time: 11 am to 1pm

Where: Clock Tower at Broncho Lake

Rainy Day/Too Cold Location: Nigh University Center food court

National Nutrition Month® at UCO is sponsored by: UCO Healthy Campus in Partnership with Mercy Clinic at UCO, Wellness Center, Peer Health Leaders, the Community/Public Health Club and the Student Association of Nutrition & Dietetics

For questions or more information, contact Brittney Criswell at (405) 974-2320 or bcriswell@uco.edu.

To learn more about the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, visit www.eatright.org.

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Safe Spring Break

Whether it's Sun, Slopes, or Service for Central students, we are encouraging you to have a Safe Spring Break! This year's Safe Spring Break campaign will include information and interactive activities over classic "spring break" health issues such as safe and sober driving, safe sun protection, healthy sexual decision-making, safe travel and more.

Safe Spring Break Rally

When: Wednesday, March 12th

Time: 11 am to  1 pm

Where: Blue Tent at Broncho Lake

Safe Spring Break 2014 is sponsored by UCO Healthy Campus, the Wellness Center, the Student Counseling Center, Call SAM Helpline, Tomorrow's Alcohol and Drug Counselors of America (TADCA),the Violence Prevention Project, the National Organization of Women (NOW), and the Peer Health Leaders.

For questions or more information, contact Brittney Criswell at (405) 974-2320 or bcriswell@uco.edu.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

More information about SAAM activities coming soon!

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Dog-Gone Stress

Stress may be synonymous with college finals, but we've got the remedy for stressed out students: Relax, smile, and pet a puppy.  The UCO Peer Health Leaders will be working with local therapy dog organizations to provide Central students with a special dose of endorphins right before finals week.

More information coming soon!

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For more information about UCO Health Promotion please contact:

Brittney Criswell - Coordinator of Health Promotion

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