March 22, 2005

Health and Nutrition Fair set for March 30

by Tom Woolf

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- March is National Nutrition Month, and Southern Illinois University Carbondale faculty, staff and students can "Get a Taste for Nutrition" on Wednesday, March 30.

University Housing and Student Health Programs' Wellness Center are teaming up for their fourth annual Health and Nutrition Fair, set for 4 to 7 p.m. in the lower level of Grinnell Hall.

The focus is on promoting healthy eating while incorporating a variety of foods, maintaining a healthy weight, balancing food choices with one's lifestyle and getting physical. Between 25 and 30 exhibitors from campus and the community will provide nutrition and health information as well as giveaways.

The first 400 participants will receive free T-shirts, and prize giveaways will take place every 15 minutes during the event. The grand prize is a bicycle.

For more information, contact Dawn Null, nutrition counselor in residence hall dining, at 618/453-3788.