Healthy Issues Week February 16-20
Health Issues Week kicks off today, February 16, at 10 a.m. with the week’s Keynote Event, featuring speaker Ashley Christensen. Learn about Christensen’s path to becoming a local restaurant owner and one of the top chefs identified by “Bon Appetite.” Her story is inspiring! This event takes place in Kresge Auditorium.
Afterwards, faculty/staff and students can pick up a bingo card for the week and start earning stickers in order to be eligible to win some great prizes.
The full week’s schedule is as follows:
10 – 10:50 a.m., Keynote: Ashley Christensen, in Kresge Auditorium
Listen to Ashley Christensen’s story on how she became a featured chef in “Bon Appetite”. Christensen is owner and chef at Poole’s Diner and is committed to using local and organic produce.
11:00 a.m.—1:30 p.m., Eating Healthy on Campus -Meatless Monday , Belk (please enter from the West side)
Try something different at lunch today and experience the expanded selection of meatless entrees. Learn more about the benefits of ‘meatless’ living on your health, the environment and the economy!
1—4 p.m., Open House—Human Performance Lab, WSP Annex
BMI? Body Composition? Resting Heart Rate and fitness? Blood pressure?? What does all of this really mean?
Stop by and let us tell you more about these health measures and their significance to your personal health.
7—9 p.m., Film: THIN” by Lauren Greenfield, Kresge Auditorium
“THIN” is an experiential and emotional journey through the world of eating disorders.
11 a.m.—2 p.m., Health Center & American Heart Association, Cate Center Lobby
Learn the risks and benefits of heart disease. Spin the prize wheel and answer a question about women’s heart health!
11 a.m.—1:30 p.m., Eating Healthy on Campus—Healthy Choices, Belk (please enter from the West side)
Come and see what healthy options exist in the dining hall and ways to make all offerings healthier!
5:15—6 p.m., Aquatic Fitness, WSP Pool
Jump in! The water is fine and so is this workout for all levels!
7—9 p.m., Lauren Greenfield—”Kids+ Money,” Jones Auditorium (Convocation credit)
Come hear Lauren Greenfield discuss her latest film. “Provocative and influential” are just a few words to describe Greenfield’s photography and film “Kids + Money.” She has collections in major museums, including the International Center of Photography and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
10—10:50 a.m., Chapel—Sustaining Your Spirit, Chapel
Come hear Sam Carothers as he inspires us to sustain our spirits!
11 a.m.—1 p.m., Beausol Farms, Cate Center Lobby
Have you ever wanted your own vegetable garden? Or at least the “fruits” of natural garden? Visit with Beausol Gardens and learn how you can have it all!
11—11:50 a.m., Yoga, WSP Gym
Take some time to step away from all the stress and release your mind and spirit with this yoga workout.
11 a.m.—5 p.m., Open House—Counseling Center, 2nd floor Carroll
Way too many cool presentations and screenings to mention in one line! Stop by and see what the counseling center has for you!
11 a.m.—1:30 p.m., Eating Healthy on Campus—Portion Distortion, Belk (please enter from the West side)
12:30—1:30 p.m., Holistic Healing—Dr. Thibodeau, Harris 214 (Convocation credit)
Come and learn preventive strategies for a healthier lifestyle! Enter to win special gifts from Whole Foods!
2—5 p.m., Open House—Fitness Center, WSP
Do not be afraid of the Fitness Center . . . it is a great place to visit!
Stop by and learn more about our services that are sure to help you with your fitness goals.
5:15—7:15 p.m., Self Defense w/Chip Slade, Harris 214
What would you do if you were being followed in a parking lot? Come and learn about some cool techniques for protecting your personal safety.
9—11 a.m. & 1—3 p.m., CPR Classes, WSP Movement Lab
Re-certify yourself and you could save a life! Email Wraysco@meredith.edu by Wednesday, 2/18 to register.
10—10:50 a.m., Mythbusters!, Ledford 101 Expert panel and Discussion
Do diet pills really work? Is there a cure for the common cold? What is “slow” food? Good carbs/bad carbs? Come have your health and wellness questions answered by our own Meredith experts!
11:30 a.m. —1 p.m., Cooking Demos, Martin 146, Food Lab
This is going to be one yummy day! Learn how to make Minestrone Soup, Enchiladas, White Bean Chili, Black Beans & Rice. Cost: $10/class… you get to take some home! $8/class for 2 or more classes. Email Colejord@meredith.edu by 2/18 to register.
3 p.m., Volunteer for Waste Audit, Meet at the Chapel Offices
So what’s in our trash . . .? Join us and find out - You will be surprised.
For more information contact: Sherri Henderson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-760-8139 or Susan Drury-Rohner, email@example.com, 919-760-2319.
Posted February 16, 2009.
Date Submitted: 2009-02-16