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Health Promotion

woman reading a nutrition labelUnderstanding the information on a nutrition label can often be a confusing task. This is unfortunate as the provided information can aid you in choosing the right foods needed to live a healthy life.

Nutritional labels are composed of five sections:

diabetes finger testAlmost everyone knows someone who has diabetes. An estimated 26 million people in the United States—8 percent of the population—have diabetes, a serious, lifelong condition. Of those, about 19 million have been diagnosed, and 7 million have not yet been diagnosed. In 2010, about 1.9 million people aged 20 or older were diagnosed with diabetes.

When a baby's on the way, moms-to-be are often overwhelmed by advice and warnings from family, friends and even strangers.  But perhaps the most important advice is to stay as healthy as possible before and during your pregnancy. photo of pregant (belly) woman

Walk smart with equipment available through SHAQ

SHAQ, the Student Health Advisory Quorum, is selling pedometers to help you keep track of the number of steps and miles that you are walking and lights to keep you safe. The pedometers even include a conversion to see how many calories you are burning!


The features of the AdVantage 5-function pedometer include:pedometer details

  • Step Counter
  • Total Distance (Miles or Kilometers)
  • Calorie Counter
  • 12/24 hour clock with alarm
  • Stride length adjustment

Cost is $12 for U-PASS holders (our partner in this venture) and $14 for others.

froglight.JPGBe seen while walking at night with a silicone "Frog" light

  • 3 modes: full light, flash and slow flash
  • Water resistant design
  • Quickly install or remove without any tools
  • Average battery life of 35 hours
  • Light color: white
  • 4cm x 3cm x 3cm

The cost is $3 for U-PASS holders (our partner in this venture) and $4 for others.

How to purchase

  • If you'd like to purchase a pedometer and/or light, please contact the Student Health Advisory Quorum at
    A SHAQ volunteer will write you back as soon as possible to arrange a day and time when you can make your purchase. It may take us a few days to complete the transaction.
  • Find out about additional health and safety merchandise available through SHAQ.

Walking resources


  • Sign up for UWalk, and you can join walking groups, participate in events and group activities, keep track of your progress, and connect with a community of walkers across campus sharing stories and photos. (UW)

Seattle Walking Maps

  • This map brochure helps residents and visitors explore and navigate in and around Seattle's University District and nearby neighborhoods, including north Capitol Hill, while leaving their cars at home. (Metro King County)

Walking Maps in King County

  • Take advantage of the beautiful neighborhoods, paths and trails in King County.  Includes maps provided by Public Health - Seattle & King County in cooperation with local communities throughout the county. (Metro King County)

Walking: A Step in the Right Direction

  • Provides tips on starting a walking program, safety, warming up, and the benefits of walking. (National Institutes of Health)

Note:   The University Health Education Leadership Program (UHELP) will be moving its base to Health & Wellness, a Department in Student Life, effective July 1, 2013.  See the UHELP website for updated information about this program.

  • Are you a new or returning student that wants to gain leadership experience?
  • Do you care about student health concerns?
  • Are you interested in public health?
  • Do you plan on attending a post-graduate program or medical school?

If so, SHAQ might be just what you are looking for!

Available through SHAQ! 

The Student Health Advisory Quorum (SHAQ), a registered student group comprised of volunteers, promotes safe exercise through sales of low cost bike helmets, lights, locks, other cycling accessories, pedometers, plus helmets for skiing/snowboarding & skateboarding/rollerblading. Proceeds from the sales of these health and safety products benefit SHAQ.

Purchase information

For purchase of items listed below, please contact the Student Health Advisory Quorum (SHAQ) at A SHAQ volunteer will email you back as soon as possible to arrange a day and time when you can make your purchase. It may take us a few days to complete the transaction.

Product Description Price With UPASS discount
bike bells Bike Bell
The Incredibell® Jellibell™ is available in 5 fun colors: purple, pink, orange, blue, and green.
$9 $8
bike helmet

Bike Helmet
Premium bike helmets with Occipital Lobe Retention System feature:

  • Sleek Trendy Visor
  • Occipital Lobe Retention Stabilizer
  • Shock Absorbing EPS Liner
  • Aerodynamic Plastic Microshell
  • Quick Release Nexus Buckle
  • Three Customized Fit Pad Sets
  • Meets the CPSC Standards
  • Available in blue, red, black purple
$14 $12
bike lights

Bike Light Set
XLC 1 Watt Headlight / 4 LED Tail light

Front light features:

  • 3 modes
  • 3 AAA batteries (included)
  • 60 hours run time chasing and flashing
  • 30 hours run time on constant
  • Visible to 1200 m.

Rear light features:

  • 4 modes
  • 2 CR2032 batteries included
  • Flash, random and chase w/ 100 hours run time
  • Constant run time 50 hours
  • Seat post and frame mount included
$22 $20
XLC U-Lock X2 bike lock

Bike Lock
XLC U-Lock X2

  • X4 and X2 locking mechanisms secure both sides of the shackle Hardened steel Round profile and smooth edges eliminate leverage points
$22 $20
reflective vests

Reflective Vests

  • Featuring GP-340 Brilliance Series/Reflexite reflective tape
  • More reflective tape than any other running vest on the market
  • Sized small through extra large for a superior fit
  • 1-1/2" wide double stripes front and back
  • Closure system: hook and loop with elastic
  • Permanent sewn-in medical ID
$14 $12

Reflective Legbands

  • Up to 1200 feet of nighttime visibility
  • 360 degrees of reflective coverage
  • Adjustable hook & loop fastening
$7/pair $7/pair
reflective tape

Reflective Tape

  • Compatible with all helmet materials
  • 4"x 8-1/2" reflective sheet with waterproof designs. Triangles, arrows, circles and stripes
  • Pressure sensitive with an acrylic adhesive
$5 $5
bild.php_.jpeg Cycle Computer
  • Accurate current speed
  • Average speed indicator
  • Total trip time
  • Total odometer
  • Trip distance
  • Water resistant
$14 $12
helmet mirror

Helmet Mirror
The Reflex™ Flexible Helmet Mirror is the ultimate, hassle-free solution for cyclists on city streets and on narrow, winding country roads who need an effective way to see what's coming up behind them. The unique "Gumby"-like Kraton covered wire makes Reflex the first and only flexible and fully adjustable helmet mirror. The generously oval shaped mirror on Reflex provides a larger field of view than other mirrors and its vertical aspect increases depth of field.

  • No Hassle Installation
  • Removable
  • Extra Wide Angle View
  • Fits On All Helmets
  • Stays in Adjustment
  • Weighs only 0.7 ounces (21.8 grams)
$14 $12

5-function pedometer features a:

  • 12/24 hour clock,
  • calorie counter,
  • step counter,
  • total distance measure, and
  • stride length adjustment.

Includes comfortable belt clip. Requires 2 x Lithium LR44 batteries (included).

$14 $12

Silicone "Frog" Light

  • Great for walking or biking at night
  • 3 modes: full light, flash and slow flash
  • Water resistant design
  • Quickly install or remove without any tools
  • Average battery life of 35 hours
  • Light color: white
  • 4cm x 3cm x 3cm


$4 $3
safety triangles Safety Triangle
From the Cascade Bicycle Club, wear these on your chest and/or back for higher visibility when riding your bike.
$8 / 2 for $15 $8 / 2 for $15
skateboard helmet

Skateboard Helmet
This multi-sport helmet features:

  • Shock Absorbing EPS Liner
  • ABS Impact Dispersing Outer Shell
  • Quick Release Nexus Buckle
  • Sponge Foam Customized Adjustment Fit Pad Set
  • Meets the CPSC Bike Helmet Standards
$15 $15
ski/snowboard helmet

Ski/Snowboard Helmet
This Recreational Ski/ Snowboarding Helmet is "aerodynamic and super light" and features:

  • Shock Absorbing EPS Liner
  • Aerodynamic ABS Impact Dispersing Outer Shell
  • Cozy Inner Lining and Removable Ear Flaps
  • Quick Release Nexus Buckle
  • ASTM 2040 Certified
$35 $35

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Join the Condom Club!

Members enjoy an inexpensive way to purchase condoms. Members purchase a membership card for $10. The card is good for 55 male latex condoms. Each time the card is presented in the Wellness Resource Center, the member can obtain the number of condoms they want (in packs of five condoms).

Benefits of buying condoms at the Wellness Resource Center include:condom.jpg

  • Low cost
  • Many brands and varieties of condoms to sample
  • Reduce the risk of STDs, HIV, and pregnancy

Male condom prices

In addition to the Condom Club, you can purchase 5 male condoms for $1 (or 10 for $2, etc.).

We also sell non-latex condoms at $10 for 15 condoms, $3 for 4 condoms, or $0.75 cents each.  These are made of a more expensive synthetic rubber product.

Female condom prices

We now offer access to low-cost female condoms.  When you next stop in to the Wellness Resource Center, ask for a free sample. After trying it out, if you'd like to purchase more you can buy 7 female condoms for $10.  This is much less expensive than the retail price, which averages over $2 per female condom.  

dentaldam.pngDental dam prices

Protect yourself and your partner during oral sex with a dental dam.  Each 10" x 6" sheet comes in a variety of flavors, including vanilla, wildberry, cola, and strawberry.  These are FDA approved, and sell for $1 each. Click here to learn how to use a dental dam.

Condom Club pricing



55 male latex condoms


15 non-latex condoms $10.00
7 female condoms $10.00

5 male condom special


1 dental dam $1.00
6 dental dams $5.00









Have questions or want to come in to join the Condom Club? To set up a time to stop by, send a message to . When you do come in, the location is in Wellness Resource Center, just to your right as you come in the main entrance of Hall Health Center.

Hours and location

The Wellness Resource Center (WRC) is open from 8:30 am-4:30 pm,  Monday through Friday

We are located just to the right as you come in the main entrance to Hall Health Center.

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