Healthy Gators 2010
Volume 3 Issue 2
Get the Facts at National Nutrition Month
This year's National Nutrition Month theme is "Nutrition: It's a
Matter of Fact." GatorWell, Healthy Gators 2010 and other
campus groups are focusing on the importance of fruits and
vegetables and facts about portion sizes.
Events will occur throughout March across campus including
the kick off event on Monday, March 3. "Nutri-Games" will take
place from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Orange and Brew. A
calendar of events is posted on the Healthy Gators 2010
website. Contact Janis Mena at 392-1161 x 4281 for more
Dr. Jean Kilbourne Presents "Slim Hopes:
Advertising & the Obsession with Thinness"
National Nutrition Month is showcasing nationally-renowned
speaker Dr. Jean Kilbourne. She will focus on body image and
the effects of advertising on the obsession with thinness in our
society. The event will take place on Monday, March 24 at 7:30
p.m. in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
UF Student Health Statistics Coming Soon!
Over 2,300 UF students have completed the first Healthy
Gators Student Survey, developed by the Data Collection &
Analysis Work Group. This random survey focuses on over 20
different health topics. The deadline is March 7. Results will be
used to guide coalition priorities and programming. Contact
Shirley Haberman at 392-1161 ext. 4281 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Gear Up for the Second Annual
5K Midnight Fun Run -April 24
Last year nearly 400 people participated in
this one-of-a-kind campus event! This
year's run is going to be even better with
more food & fun. Check out the Healthy
Gators 2010 website after spring break for
all the details including pre-registration
Walking Gators Participants
Reach 1,000 Miles!
Approximately 200 people participated in
the Walking Gators kick off event on
Tuesday, January 29 including Chris
Machen and over 80 other people who
walked the Century Tower Route.
During the program's first four weeks,
participants have collectively walked 1,100
miles on the six routes throughout
campus. Many thanks to the route
captains for all of their hard work: Rita
Smith, Sharon Blansett, Marty Werts,
Shirley Haberman, Cassie Howard,
Stephanie Bateman, and Penny Canino!
Chris Machen & Jill Varnes at the
Walking Gators kick off event.