Healthy Gators 2010
Walking Gators Kicks Off "Virtual" Journey
from The Big Apple to The Swamp on Sept. 29
In spring 2009, Walking Gators' participants collectively
walked more than 2,400 miles on a virtual trip from
Gainesville to New York City.
Starting Tuesday, Sept. 29, participants will return to The
Swamp by virtually traveling 1,133 miles on one of five
campus routes. Participants will get a free water bottle or
towel! Route maps, starting times and kickoff details are
posted on the Healthy Gators 2010 website.
UF & Shands Approves Tobacco-Free Recommendation
On November 1, Shands HealthCare and the Health
Science Center will become tobacco-free, and the whole UF
campus will follow July 1, 2010. Recommendations to go
tobacco-free were submitted to President Machen by the
Healthy Gators 2010 coalition in September 2008.
A special thanks to Tobacco Task Force members. For
more information visit the Tobacco-Free Together website.
Healthy Gators Employee Survey
The HG 2010 Data Collection Group plans to administer a
comprehensive health survey to 2,500 UF employees this
month. Findings will help to identify key health issues for UF
Sept. 22- "Start Fresh, Man!" Pajama Party at Jennings
Sept. 29-Walking Gators Kick Off Event
Nov. 10-13-World Diabetes Day Events
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New Campaign Helps Freshmen Make
On September 2, Healthy Gators 2010
launched its "Start Fresh, Man!" to help
freshmen stay healthy and do their best
during their first semester at UF.
The campaign includes events, online tools
and programs about health habits that are
linked to academic success including study
skills, time management, sleep, and cold &
The phrase "If I Only Knew" is used to draw
freshmen's attention to information that
upperclassmen wish they would have known
when they first started at UF. Learn more
on the Healthy Gators 2010 website.