Healthy Eating, Healthy Living

Healthy Eating, Healthy Living

Tuesday, February 27, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in T.1400

Please join fellow students and receive free gifts at the Healthy Eating, Healthy Living Celebration sponsored by Personal Wellness Counseling, Resource and Referral, the Student Health Clinic, Student Life, and U of M Extension on Tuesday, February 27, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in T.1400. The event is free and registration is not required—just stop in.

Take part in activities and get some giveaways!

  • Watch stir fry cooking demonstrations by U of M Extension and taste the delicious results.
  • Make your own friendship bracelet sponsored by Student Life.
  • Grab your FREE, healthy to-go bag featuring staple ingredients available at the Campus Food Pantry.


  • The first 50 students to arrive will receive your choice of a FREE, nutrition-packed Chicken Gyro Bowl or Falafel Rice Bowl to eat in or take out!*
  • Stop by the Personal Wellness table and receive a FREE blender bottle to make protein shakes and smoothies (while they last).

February 26–March 3 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, an annual campaign to educate the public about healthy living and to support individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), nearly 30 million Americans experience eating disorders, including people of all genders, ages, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses and body types. The good news is, full recovery is possible with early detection and intervention.

“In Personal Wellness Counseling we strive to do programming around wellness and mental health to help students balance school, work, and family,” said counselor Melissa Schultz. “We believe wellness is proactive. So with this event we want to flip the script on eating disorders and emphasize healthy eating, which everyone can do.”

The Healthy Eating, Healthy Living Celebration is the first time so many student support groups on campus have collaborated in this way and “we’re excited about the partnership,” said Schultz.

In addition to activities and give-aways, students can visit information stations to sign up for counseling services and the peer-to-peer group at the Personal Wellness Counseling table; register for Food Pantry services at the Resource and Referral table; and get advice on nutrition and wellness planning at the Student Health Clinic table.

For more information contact Melissa Schultz in Personal Wellness, U of M graduate assistants Emily Jacobsen and David Yanagita, or visit the Student Resource Center in T.2213 or call 612-200-5361.

Learn more about Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

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