Several Student Development and Enrollment Services departments partnered to host the 2011 Healthy Knights Expo. The event, which promoted health and wellness, was coordinated by the Counseling Center and included representatives from the Recreation & Wellness Center, Health Services, and Wellness & Health Promotions. The departments had a substantial presence outside the Student Union, with a row of tables, activities and games all promoting different resources and information to help students stay healthy. Specific topics included body image, hypertension, flu immunizations, breast cancer, alcohol moderation and sleep.
Along with the Healthy Knights Expo, activities and events were offered throughout the day such as: Nutrition Education at the UCF Wellness Center, Simulated Impaired Driving at Memory Mall, Strengths Screening at Ferrell Commons and a Flu Shot Clinic tent outside the Student Union.
“Having this annual event is a great example of how powerful our message is when we all join forces,” said Teresa Michaelson, associate director of Prevention at the Counseling Center and coordinator of the Oct. 12 event. “Students walked away with good information and a better idea of the resources available to them to help them lead healthier lives, not just as a student, but for the rest of their lives.”