Healthy Gators 2010
Volume 2 Issue 5
Cold & Flu Campaign Spreads Across Campus
Healthy Gators 2010 and the Student Health Care Center
are teaming up to spread the word around campus about
cold and flu prevention. Some key messages include: Get a
flu shot; Wash hands frequently, disinfect surfaces and cover
your cough. Flu shots will be available for faculty, staff and
students. Visit the Student Health Care Center website for
more details at shcc.ufl.edu.
Policy Work Group Makes Healthy Choices
Healthy food choices and services have been discussed with
various people around campus, and the group is exploring
the possibility of a common, "healthy" food symbol that can
be used to identify healthy options all around campus.
Data Collection Work Group Moves Forward
The Healthy Gators 2010 survey is on schedule to be
administered in February. Results should be available by the
end of the spring semester. Once the student survey is
completed, the group plans to focus on surveying faculty and
staff about their health behaviors.
Programming and Comm/PR Work Groups
Congratulations to Cher Harris who has taken a new job in
Houston! The Programming and Comm/PR work groups
have worked together for the past two years and will merge
to become the Programming & Communications work group.
Jane Emmeree will chair the "new" group and anyone
interested in co-chairing can contact Jane at
Tobacco Task Force Update!
A Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Task Force has been
formed to create an action plan to significantly reduce
tobacco use among the UF community by the year 2010.
For more information email Tobacco-Free@ufl.edu.
Put the Chomp on Tobacco
with the Great Gator
Healthy Gators 2010 will host its first-
annual Great Gator Smokeout on
Thursday, November 15 from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Reitz
Union Colonnade. In conjunction with
the American Cancer Society's Great
American Smokeout, we will provide
support for people who want to quit
smoking. Chris Machen will give a
brief speech at 12:15 p.m., and
campus and community health
professionals will answer questions
about how to kick the habit for good.
New Walking Program
Begins in January
On January 29, the Healthy Gators
2010 Walking Bus program will debut.
Walkers can choose from several
routes approximately one-mile long.
Program goals include stress relief,
meeting new people and a dose of
physical activity during the day.