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Here are some common questions college students have about diet, nutrition, and metabolism:healthy-foods-jpg-11.jpg

  • “Are you concerned about the “Freshman 15”?
  • “Do you power through the day with caffeine and sugar only to crash in the afternoon?”
  • “Do you constantly go on different diets and wonder why they never work?”
  • “Do you wonder which information to trust on the internet about food and nutrition?”
  • “Are you confused with all the different messages on the media about diets and nutrition?”
  • “Would you like to learn how to eat to support your metabolism and have optimal energy throughout the day?”

Come join us for a free workshop with UW graduate and Registered Dietitian Mya Kwon to learn about some things you might have not known about nutrition and metabolism, and how to sort through the web of information and misinformation when it comes to food, diets, and nutrition in the media.

When: 4:30pm, Thursday April 24

Where: Hall Health Center

To RSVP, please contact Mark Shaw, Director of Health Promotion 

** Healthy refreshments and gift cards will be provided to participants. 


What is the Affordable Care Act?

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare or the ACA, is a law intended to reform the health care system and make health insurance more affordable. 

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Welcome to the Tobacco Talk blog! 

Here you'll find useful insights about stopping smoking from the coordinator of UW's tobacco cessation program, Colin Maloney.  Contact Colin to learn more about the program at (206) 685-7848 or

You can also check out Tobacco Talk's Facebook page.

Recent posts

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

September 5, 2013 | 12:35pm

While many people feel that they ought to be able to stop using tobacco “cold turkey,” or without any supports many find that their quit process is made easier through the use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products...

Smoking and Stress

August 20, 2013 | 12:39pm

Stress! It’s certainly not the case for everyone, but many people feel that smoking helps them manage their stress. I can relate to this experience as I used to find myself smoking more during my undergraduate program...


How can I help a friend whose alcohol use may be harming them?

The most obvious signs that a friend has a drinking problem include:

Tobacco Cessation Program Coordinator

Before coming to the University of Washington, Colin worked with homeless youth, in HIV and Hepatitis C prevention, and for the Washington State Tobacco Quitline. Colin has a degree in Community Health Education and Political Science from Portland State University and is currently enrolled in the Community-Oriented Public Health Practice MPH program at University of Washington. In addition to pursuing the Masters in Public Health, Colin is also part of the University’s Tobacco Scholars Program. Colin is primarily motivated by an interest in the social determinants of health, health equity, and access issues.

Outside of work and school, Colin is engaged with a number of social justice oriented civic organizations. In more dedicated off time, Colin enjoys reading, cycling, and spending time with their cat.

The Wellness Wheel is a representation of a person's overall health using spokes to convey a number of important aspects of wellness.  Individuals can use these aspects and their extensions to help evaluate and improve their overall health and wellness.

The Wellness Wheel used by Peer Health Educators at the University of Washington encompasses the five important categories of social, mental, physical, cultural, and spiritual health.  These categories often overlap with one another, but can also be seen as exclusive in the overall picture of wellness. 

When you have sleep apnea, your breathing pauses while you sleep. This can happen many times each night. These pauses last 10-20 seconds. It is estimated that 12 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea.

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