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1 PROMOTING A HEALTHY LIFE STYLE ON CAMPUS PRESENTED BY: CANDACE DARK & BERNADINE PATTON

2 OUR MISSION STATMENT We are The University of Toledo, a STUDENT-centered, public metropolitan research university with 20,000 students and picturesque campuses recognized nationally for their beauty.

3 WELLNESS ISSUES ADDRESSED Researched relevant data pertaining to wellness concerns Researched other Universities campus models for wellness initiatives Identified and Described current wellness information and education initiatives on the University of Toledo Main Campus

4 RESEARCH SAYS According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): During the past 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity rates in the United States 17 % of children 66 % of adults Note: The CDC has done no research aimed at college students specifically.

5 RESEARCH SAYS According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services : The average person needs 30 minutes of moderate to intense physical activity at least five times per week. People trying to maintain their weight should understanding calorie counts and portion sizes. Being able to sort the healthy food options from the unhealthy is critical.

6 RESEARCH SAYS BOSTON - Experience, Inc./The leading provider of career services to students and alumni announced these recent survey findings: More than 300 college students from around the country were surveyed about exercise, diet and stress-relief habits.

7 SURVEY SAYS 23% juggling work and school. 20% watch television or listen to music to relieve stress 19% being too busy /not having enough time 17% talk with friends or family. 11% said working to maintain a strong GPA. 10% are stressed about finding a job after graduation

8 RESEARCH SAYS A study done at the University of New Hampshire: Found that of 800 undergraduate students, one-third was overweight. Dr. Dave Levitsky, an expert on weight gain from Cornell University: "According to our studies, freshmen gain between five and six pounds in the first 12 weeks of school."

9 RESEARCH SAYS That many students, ages 18 to 24, are now on the path to chronic health diseases. Factors such as a caloric intake, genetics, diseases, drugs, and alcohol all play a role in causing obesity. For college students in particular, environment is important.

10 RESEARCH SAYS "Freshman 15 The phenomenon of how college students gain weight their first semester/year attending a college or university. Mostly attributed to a severe lifestyle change related to stress, sedentary lifestyle, and changes in food intake and diet patterns.

11 Research Says FREHMEN 15 CAUSES Lack of exercise Eating late at night Keeping unhealthy snacks on hand (in the dorm room) Eating unhealthy cafeteria food Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol

12 OTHER CAMPUS MODELS

13 Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio/ 29,600/(R) Wellness Connection in Student Rec. Ctr. Free Walk-In information /referral service Assists in reaching optimal wellness levels while building a healthier BGSU community Free Anonymous On-line Screenings for eating disorders

14 Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan/ 21,145/(C) Nutritional Services On-staff nutrition specialist /offers nutritional consultations Free to all students Covers proper diets pertaining to certain diseases Sports nutrition for athletes Losing weight /Bulking up Dieting tips to relieve stress /eating disorders. Contact:

15 Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia/ 28,238/ (C) Nutrition Programs: The ABCs of Fitness & Nutrition Uses drama and comedy to educate students about healthier choices. Freshmen 15 Education program about weight gain related to stress and sedentary lifestyle

16 Iowa State University Ames, Iowa/26,000/ (R) Nutrition and Wellness Research Center/ To promote healthy lifestyles First facility in Iowa to test foods and the impact on human wellness. Facilitated by state legislators, economic developers, and B&I leaders. Initiated by $700,000 research grant.

17 Toledo, Ohio/22,000/(C)

18 Services Our Campus Offers Three Divisions of Health and Wellness 1. Auxiliary Services/David Wahr 2. Food and Dining Services/Julie Archer 3. Student Recreation Center Services/Jeff Witt

19 Auxiliary Services David Wahr, Director of Auxiliary Services Supervises Rocket Card, Rocket Wireless, University Bookstore, and Parking His claim is, that universities underestimate the amount of student interest in health and nutrition. How can we promote a Healthy Lifestyle in many facets across campus?? Through knowledgeable slogans, healthy living, and by changing student behavior.

20 Present & Future: Julie Archer, Resident District Manager of Dining Services & Licensed Dietician Incorporated Croutons as a healthier choice for dining Nutritional Kiosks Wide variety and selection of residential food choices Tray less cafeteria style Sustainability and local produce market Online website for mapping menu and food choices Identifiers for nutrients Energy Zone Healthy-freshness focus exhibition Aramark Food Services

21 Nutritional Kiosks Located in both Ottawa Res. Hall/Student Union Displays daily menu for each dining hall Contains nutritional fact sheet for all macro and micronutrients Kiosk provides an easy-to-use and free resource to help students/employees become nutritionally conscious.

22 Tray Less Cafeteria Style Trayless method to collect cafeteria food A healthy choice that promotes less food consumption Used to discourage food waste/conserve resources. Saves: Money Water Energy Employment

23 Wide Variety of Food Selection Each residential cafeteria has: * Salad Bar * Deli Bar * 2 Vegan Options * Vegetarian Entrée *Fresh Food Selection Lunch offers lighter meals i.e. casseroles/sandwiches Dinner offers bigger meal i.e. whole proteins & supplemental sides

24 Sustainability and Fresh Produce No Styrofoam products (after spring break 09) All compostable products Utilize local vendors for seasonal foods and produce Reusable mugs/tumblers for students and staff

25 Visions for the Future Identifiers for nutrient intake Visible icons on each packaged entrée and menu Labeled by nutritional value such as: High Caloric Intake, Low Caloric Intake High Carbohydrate food, Low Carbohydrate food Low-fat food Just for you

26 ENERGY ZONE Energy Zone Eating Area Geared towards high performance eating Healthier choices for supplemental snacks Smoothies, yogurts, salads, granola, etc Specialty foods such as sugar free

27 Healthy-Freshness Focus Exhibitions: Each Residential Hall have a fresh focus exhibition whether it be weekly, biweekly, etc. Make it fun by exhibiting different food styles and food options. Gives more variety to students and a healthier choice of entrees.

28 Student Recreation Center Jeff Witt, Director of Student Recreation Center. Offers several health promotion activities to students and university employees despite continuous budget cuts and decrease in management positions. S.W.A.T./ Student Wellness Awareness Team college educational seminar Certified personal training courses Free membership to qualifying members Welloween Health Fair

29 Health Promotion Programs S.W.A.T./Student Wellness Awareness Team A class composed of sophomores, juniors, and seniors Work together to educate its audiences about various wellness issues Utilizing creative, fun, and interactive presentations. S.W.A.T. is available to present to any class or student group.

30 Health Promotion Programs Contd Educational Seminar Targets College freshmen faced with a new issues in their lives. Designed to educate young students to make good decisions. To aid freshmen in surviving their first year college, while leading healthy and fulfilling lives Utilizes drama, expert presenters, and interactive facilitation to teach valuable life lessons.

31 Personal Fitness Education Offers two personal training fitness courses taken for college credit. Enables personal fitness certification & ACE certification Course serves as a liaison between recreation center and customers looking for personal trainers

32 Free Membership Student Recreation Center offers free membership to all full-time students and faculty/staff. Aetna Insurance partnered with Human resources to subsidize insurance costs with recreational membership. All participants must fill out appropriate paper work to qualify Only covers Main Campus participants Percentage discounts are equivalent to percentage of employment.

33 Welloween Health fair that offers health screenings, flu shots, and test assessments to all students, faculty, and staff. Free screenings such as: body composition, vision, pulmonary function, cholesterol and high-density lipids testing administered by campus departments and community organizations. An open enrollment opportunity to meet with human resources department to discuss health-care benefits plan.

34 Student Recreation Center Visions: To partner with Health Science Campus Hire an on-staff licensed nutritionist Create a full-service membership based on the monthly & yearly calendar Membership opportunities for alumni Obtain possession of the Health Education building on campus

35 OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

36 Know Your Facts Published by Torie Nicholas December 13th, 2008 in Food Reviews (Circleoffood.com/blog)Torie Nicholas Food Reviews I attend the University of Toledo and I am currently a freshman. As part of our meal plan, everyone gets a certain amount of rocket dollars varying from $50-$100. These rocket dollars are kept on our ID card and can be used at various restaurants off campus. The only problem is… look at the restaurants, and tell me what healthy food you can find?….

37 Know Your Choices FOOD COURT /ROCKECT CARD CHOICES

38 Healthier Option/s Rocket Card Enhancement Add a restaurant/s with well-balanced nutrition i.e.

39 WALK IT OUT A healthy alternative while going to class Marked & measured distances along common campus pathways A visible and effective method for attaining exercise

40 WALK IT OUT MILEAGE MAP

41 Healthy Reading A recent book on guiding students to eating well. Ann Litt, MS,RD She also is a frequent speaker on college campuses across the nation. Contact Ann for more details.Contact Ann

42 RECOMMENDATIONS S.W.O.T. ANALYSIS STRENGTHS: Resources & Campus Awareness WEAKNESSES: Research & Visible Information OPPORTUNITIES: Grants/Marketing/Practicum THREATS: Health Risks

43 FIGURE It Out [3,224 UT Freshmen (2007 enrollment)] X [5% increase (161.2)] = 3,385 X 15 =??? 50,778lbs

44 QUESTIONS


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