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
Delaware's Annual Crime Victims' Tribute & Candlelight Vigil
Delaware State University, Multi-Purpose Rooms, MLK Student Center, Dover
Speaker: UD Alumni and Survivor, Kristen Baumer, was abducted as a freshman at UD. She will speak about her experience. She is part of the RAPE Outreach Team and has shared her story on The Biography Network's "I Survived" and the I.D. Network's "House of Horrors: Kidnapped." Kristen hopes that she can make a difference in others' lives by sharing her story. Those affected by crime are invited to bring writings, artwork or other meaningful items to be posted on the Memorial Walls which will be on display at the event. See the flyer. Sponsored by Delaware Victims' Rights Task Force. Calll 1-800-Victim1 if you need accommodations or information. See the flyer. Free and open to the public.
Art Party with Opt4
Central Green in front of Gore
Come out for Tie-dyeing, decorating Opt4 shirts, finger paint, puffy paint, glitter glue, bubbles, and mocktails. Sponsored by Opt4.
QUIZZO: Fundraiser for Natasha's Justice Project
Trabant Multi-Purpose Rooms
SAGE is hosting Quizzo to raise money for Natasha’s Justice Project. The organization was created by Natasha Alexenko, a sexual assault survivor, who has made it her life’s work to advocate for the elimination of the rape kit backlog in the United States. Natasha’s story is featured in the HBO Documentary Sex Crimes Unit, which was shown as part of the Women & Gender Studies Department's Film Series in March. Sponsored by Students Acting for Gender Equity (SAGE).
Changing the Conversation: The Story of a Night
It's time to change the conversation around sexual assault. In this program, you will hear Jane's story and be part of transforming societal responses. Learn how you, and all of us, can make a difference in Jane's life and in the lives of other survivors. Start changing the conversation right now! Presented by S.O.S. and sponsored by UD's Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Speaker & Shoes at Trabant Theater
Be on the lookout for your favorite fraternity brothers, male professors and staff as they don four-inch bright red stiletto heels to march around the north green. This will be a fun opportunity for men to educate and inspire the campus community to take action in the prevention of sexual violence, and learn about resources for victims on campus like Sexual Offense Support (S.O.S.). A limited number of men-sized high heel shoes will be provided, so come early to reserve your pair of shoes for this popular march (or feel free to bring your own high heels!). As the saying goes, you cannot truly understand another person's experiences until you have "walked a mile in their shoes." For more information about the national campaign, visit www.walkamileinhershoes.org. Sponsored by Inter-Fraternity Council as part of UD's Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Where Do You Stand? - Human Continuum Exercise
This program will help you clarify where you stand regarding a variety of sexual situations and whether they rise to the level of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or sexual abuse. Presented by S.O.S. for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and sponsored by UD's Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee.
Powerful Partnerships Conference: 20 Years of the Violence Against Women Act and the Path Ahead
The Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware and the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence are co-hosting this conference which will highlight the power of partnerships in working to end gender violence. The conference will create a unique space for survivors, community activists, advocates, researchers, business leaders, and government officials from across the nation to come together to share findings, best practices, and lessons learned and to foster trust, resilient relationships, and innovate strategies for addressing gender-based violence as we look forward to the future. A variety of workshops, roundtables, panel presentations, and poster sessions integrating research and practice will be offered. Learn more & register today!
Take Back the Night March & Speak-Out
120 Smith Hall (for the speaker, where the march begins, and for Speak-Out after the march)
Guest Speaker Andrea Gibson will kick off this year's Take Back the Night March! Women all over the world have been shattering the silence around sexual assault and violence against women at Take Back the Night Marches for over 30 years. Join your fellow students at the University of Delaware as we "take back the night" and speak out against campus rape and violence. All are welcome to participate! Sponsored by Students Acting for Gender Equality (SAGE). Check back for details. Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Committee.