Tag Archives: healthy

Hungry Students Try Cooking for Change

Students participate in the educational cooking experience. Photo by Ross Vetterkind

The semester’s last Cooking for Change was held on Tuesday, May 2.  The workshop wrapped up a semester long project geared towards teaching students the fundamentals of nutrition. The workshops started as a pilot program, and are put on by the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics, which partnered with the Student Health Advocate Committee. The Student Health Advocate Committee was ... Read More »

Trot To a Healthier Thanksgiving This Year

Photo courtesy of Annie Wetter.

Avoid the Thanksgiving bloat this year by participating in the annual Turkey Trot. This non-competitive and family-focused race will take place on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 24 at Pfiffner Park in Stevens Point. The Turkey Trot is organized by Portage County Can, or PC Can, which encourages the Stevens Point Community to balance nutrition and activity. The vision of PC ... Read More »

Speaker Enlightens Community On Power of Self-Compassion

Attendees learned how to treat themselves with more compassion and patience.
Photo by Allison Birr

Dr. Kristin Neff spent an entire day educating students, community members, teachers and staff on how self-compassion may be the answer to some of life’s greatest challenges. “My life is pretty much devoted to self-compassion, to writing about it, researching it and teaching people how to practice it in their lives,” Neff said. Throughout the workshop, attendees were asked to ... Read More »

Is Stress Good for the Mind and Body?

Photo by Lily Dettle

Stress can be synonymous with the final weeks of college. Many students have upcoming deadlines for papers, projects and of course studying for finals on top of other commitments. Being a college student requires enduring a significant amount of stress, especially during the end of semester. Stress has been linked to many diseases and changes in physiological functions. According to ... Read More »