Simply put, "nutrition" is about feeding yourself to keep well.
You probably learned about it in grade school. So why will you also find it on Student Wellness & Health Promotion's TO DO LIST for every college student? With today's confusing and contradictory media messages, some of us are never really convinced that we have accurate nutritional information. And even if we do possess the knowledge, with all the pressure, it is sometimes still hard to maintain a healthy nutritional balance and outlook.
And then there are the SPECIAL MITIGATING FACTORS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS! (College students are always being evaluated in special ways. Feeling special yet?!)
Special Mitigating factors
- How do I make good choices with the limited selections in the dining halls and other on-campus food venues? What really is healthy anyway? I do not like most of what they serve. I eat the same things over and over again.
- I do not have the money for the grocery store, nor the transportation, and I can't afford to eat out all the time just because I don't like the selections provided by my meal plan.
- Is there a "Cooking for Dummies" or "Meal Planning for Dummies" book I can buy? Better yet, is there a guide for how to cook without a kitchen?
- I consume most of my calories when my roommates and I order out late at night or after a party, not to mention the "empty" calories in the alcohol I consume!
- Vitamins? Supplements? Vegetarianism? Oh my!
- Dieting sucks!
- Am I gaining weight? I hate the way I look. If I could just loose a few pounds everything would be better. Everyone here is in better shape than me.
- I drink like 20 cups of coffee a day. That's ok, right?
Are any of the above statements resonating with you? If so, come and visit us. We can help. Really.
If you are struggling with any of these issues, you can make an appointment to speak with Nancy Chase by calling 831-3457. Read on to learn more about these topics.
Facts, Self-Help & How-To Information on the following topics:
- Eating on campus/navigating the dining halls and other options
- The food guide pyramid
- Healthy snacks and quick meal planning tips
- Vitamins and supplements
- Why not to diet, ever.
- Do I respect my body?
- Balanced and mindful eating approaches
- What is an eating disorder?
- Helping someone with a disordered eating pattern
Drives to benefit Domestic Violence survivors
Student Wellness & Health Promotion, 231 S. College Ave.
Donate your used cell phones to benefit the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Donate cleaning supplies being collected by Child, Inc. for domestic violence survivors when they leave protective shelters in Delaware. Both of these non-profit agencies actively work to end dating & domestic violence and to assist survivors. The drive has been organized by our Dating Violence Counselor. Call 831-3457 to schedule an appointment.
October 20, 21, 22nd: 12:30-2:00pm
Phi Sigma Sigma will be collecting toiletries, non-perishable food items, especially: canned tuna, canned soup, coffee, coffee creamer, rice, instant mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, cooking oil, powdered juice mixes, hot cocoa mix, sugar, instant oatmeal, household items, especially: laundry detergent, toilet paper, trash bags, Ziploc freezer bags, cleaning supplies, paper towels, and clothing such as slippers for women and children, bath robes, pajamas.
2nd Annual Halloween Extravaganza!
Come out for a night of dancing, games, refreshments, costumes, candy, and PRIZES! Stay tuned for details! Check out all of the campus Halloween events this week!
Get Up, Stand Up! Be a Courageous Bystander
Independence West Residence Hall Lounge
Have you ever heard a sexist or homophobic joke and wished you had confronted it? Witnessed someone name-calling or hitting another person? Seen a woman passed out drunk in a room at a house party, then a man goes in and closes the door? Were you left with the nagging feeling that someone should have intervened...yet getting involved felt too risky? A "Courageous Bystander" is someone who takes an active role in promoting a respectful environment, or who takes action to safely and responsibly interfere with abusive behaviors, statements, or attitudes. This interactive program helps participants learn ways to be a courageous bystander and possibly save someone from victimization and trauma. Presented by Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.).
European Standards for Sex Education from the World Health Organization
Speaker: Olaf Kapella, Austrian Institute for Family Studies, University of Vienna
STAR Campus, 540 S. College Ave.
Over the past few decades, there have been many developments that highlight the need for sexuality education including: the proliferation of social media, the global spread of HIV/AIDS, increasing concerns about the sexual abuse of children and adolescents, and changing attitudes toward sexuality & sexual behavior of youth, and the globalization and migration of people with different cultural & religious backgrounds. In the face of it, Europe is not leaving young people alone to deal with misinformation, stereotypes and myths about sex. Learn about the World Health Organization's standards for sex education in Europe. Sponsored by the Delaware Division of Public Health and many UD offices and departments. See the flyer.