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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!

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.

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).

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