Programs & Services - Spring 2015

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National Nutrition Month

"Bite into a healthy lifestyle" this March by joining us for 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. UCO's campaign encourages students, faculty and staff to engage in a lifestyle of healthy eating, physical activity, and mindfulness. To help the campus community accomplish this goal toward better health, nutrition programs and activities will be offered throughout the month. Events include:

Broncho Bites: Sink your teeth into an array of fresh fruits & vegetables and have some fun with our life size fruit & veggie photo booth!

Thursday March 5. NUC Food Court. 11 am- 1 pm.

Tuesday March 10. NUC Food Court. 11 am- 1 pm.

Tuesday March 24. NUC Food Court. 11 am- 1 pm.

Campus Cook: Channel your inner cook and learn how to prepare nutritious meals that fit your lifestyle.

Wednesday March 11. HES Kitchen. 6 pm.

Wednesday March 25. HES Kitchen. 6 pm.

Reservations required. Email ucocampuscook@gmail.com to register.

Supermarket Smarts: Take the mystery out of grocery shopping and learn how to shop for the healthiest food in the market.

Wednesday March 11. Walmart Neighborhood Market. 1301 E 2nd St. 2:30 pm.

Wednesday April 8. Walmart Neighborhood Market. 1301 E 2nd St. 2:30 pm.

Reservations required. Email grocerytour@gmail.com to register.

Hunger Simulations: 1 in 4 children in Oklahoma are at risk of going to bed hungry. Take part in this interactive activity and understand more about why hunger happens and who the hungry are.    

Wednesday March 4. Henry Bellmon Room, NUC. 11:00 am-Noon

Monday March 9. Henry Bellmon Room, NUC 10:00-11:00 am

Thursday March 26. Henry Bellmon Room, NUC 10:00-11:00 am

NNM partners include: UCO Healthy Campus in Partnership with Mercy Clinic, Wellness Center, Center for Counseling & Well-Being, Volunteer & Service Learning Center, UCO Food & Nutrition Club, Peer Health Leaders, Oklahoma City-County Health Department, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

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

Safe Spring Break

Whether it's Sun, Slopes, or Service for Central students, we are encouraging everyone to have a Safe Spring Break! This year's campaign will include information and resources over ways to keep the break healthy such as safe and sober driving, safe sun protection, healthy sexual decision-making, personal safety and more.  Campus and community resources for medical, mental and social services will also be available.

Safe Spring Break Rally

Wednesday, March 11

11 am to 1 pm

Blue Tent at Broncho Lake

Rainy Day Location: Mary Fallin Room, Nigh University Center

Join us for free food, games, and some safe spring break essentials!

Partners: UCO Healthy Campus, Wellness Center, Center for Counseling & Well-Being, Project SPEAK, Women’s Outreach Center, Kinesiology & Health Studies, Tomorrow's Alcohol and Drug Counselors of America (TADCA) and the Peer Health Leaders.

Self-Defense Seminar

Thursday, March 12

6:30-8:30 pm

Wellness Center Courts

To register, go to www.ucowellnesscenter.com or call Johnny Watley at 974-3155

For more information on Safe Spring Break, contact Brittney Criswell at 974-2320 or bcriswell@uco.edu.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Statistics show that 1 in 5 women are targets of attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students. This April, we are standing together against sexual assault and violence.

More information on how you can be a part of this important movement is coming soon! In the meantime, contact Brittney Criswell at 974-2320 or bcriswell@uco.edu if you want to get involved!

Be-Mindful Week

Finals week may be synonymous with stress, but we've got the solution for you: Recess, massages, and those oh-so-cute puppies in the library.

Detailed information coming soon. Contact Brittney Criswell at 974-2320 or bcriswell@uco.edu if you want to know more.

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For more information about UCO Health Promotion please contact:

Brittney Criswell - Manager of Health Promotion

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