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
Sex Trafficking Survivor, Shamere McKenzie
Perkins West Lounge
Shamere McKenzie was a college student trying to find a way to pay for her education when she met the man who forced her into sex slavery. Hear the powerful story of how she was able to get away. Shamere became the Program Assistant for Shared Hope International, an organization whose mission is to prevent, rescue and restore women and children in crisis. And now she is the Chief Executive Officer for the Sun Gate Foundation, an anti-trafficking organization that provides educational opportunities for survivor of human trafficking. Sponsored by the UD RSO International Justice Mission.
World AIDS Day Table
Perkins Student Center
Visit Pow's table in Perkins Student Center for free hot cocoa! Pow will be collecting donations to fight AIDS.
Get Up, Stand Up: Be a Courageous Bystander!
Independence East 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 man leading a heavily intoxicated woman into a room at a party and closing 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 attitudes, statements, or behaviors. 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.)
World AIDS Day Summit
Delaware Technical Community College, 300 N. Orange Street, Wilmington
The World AIDS Day Summit is sponsored by DTCC, City of Wilmington, AIDS Delaware, Nemours, and Duffy's Hope. For more information, contact Frank Hawkins at 302-652-6776.
Color Me Calm
Carpenter Sports Building
Visit Pow's table each day in the Carpenter Sports Building for free mandala coloring pages to promote healthy stress management. Don't forget to come to our evening event on Friday(see below)!
Color Me Calm
Alumni Lounge, Perkins Student Center
Pow! will provide tea, cookies, coloring books and light music to promote healthy stress management at this hectic time of the semester! Drop in for a soothing study break.