Several Ball State departments have teamed up to host a series of events to celebrate National Nutrition Month. Presented by Ball State Dining, Working Well, Ball State Dietetics Association and Recreation Services, the month of events is designed to promote wellness and making healthy choices on campus.
Suzanne Clem, marketing director for dining, said she feels that helping students make healthy living choices is a priority for dining services.
Some of the events aren’t specifically nutrition related, such as massages for staff members.
“We want students and employees to see nutrition as part of an umbrella goal of wellness that incorporates healthy eating, physical activity and stress reduction, among other factors.” Clem said.
National Nutrition Month of Events:
Healthy Sandwich of the Week
March 13 - April 2
Where: Noyer Centre Food Mall, lunch and dinner
What to expect: Students can visit the Deli at Noyer and try the featured sandwich of the week. The chef combines "some of your favorite ingredients to make a delicious and nutritious sandwich from the huge variety of custom ingredients," according to bsu.edu.
Where: By appointment through Working Well
What to expect: Massage therapy is offered to Ball State employees at a rate of $10 for 10 minutes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 765-285-9355.
Where: Elliot Dining, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m
What to expect: Green eggs and ham sandwiches will be served in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Carry-out is available.
Where: The Retreat in Noyer Centre, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
What to expect: Ball State employees can enjoy free body composition and blood pressure checks as well as a recipe to sample will be available. Working Well staff members can also answer any questions.
Where: Woodworth Commons, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What to expect: Woodworth will be offering unique and exotic fruits for everyone to try.
Lunch and Learn
Where: Bracken Library Educational Resource Room 1, 12 p.m
What to expect: Ball State employees who are interested in dieting and want to find out what works best can stop in and get involved in this information session provided by Working Well. Those interested can email email@example.com with questions. To register, call 765-285-9355.
Where: The Scramble Light, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
What to expect: Ball State Dietetics Association will be handing out snack bags for all those who pass by.
Eat Right @ BSU
Where: The Atrium, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
What to expect: Students and staff can stop by to sample the healthy items that are available every day in The Atrium. Ball State Dietetics students will be there with tips for healthy eating on a budget.
Healthy Snack and Free Fitness Friday
Where: The Student Recreation and Wellness Center, 5:45 to 7:15 p.m.
What to expect: The Ball State Dietetics Association will be handing out healthy snacks before and after Free Fitness Friday for anyone participating.
Free Fitness Friday
Where: The Student Recreation and Wellness Center, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
What to expect: Students, employees and affiliates can join Ball State Recreation for a free fitness class.