Health Fair on Campus

Students at their stand at the Health Fair

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:47:00 GMT

Final year Food, Nutrition & Health students from the School of Applied Sciences have organised a day to promote healthy living and diet as part of their coursework.  Setting up stands in the foyer of the library, advice was offered to passing staff and students on the importance dietary fibre, omega 3, calcium, iron and blood pressure. 

For those weary travellers coming into the University there were also lots of delicious free treats available to entice them to fill in questionnaires, all of course prepared to highest dietary standards.  Quick check-ups to monitor blood pressure were also available.

"Our stand was good Fibre18," said student Natalie Woodley, "We had lots of people attend our stand and lots of them were shocked by the facts. We had one lady who said she was really please and had learnt lots from us. It was really fun, really useful and I’d love to do it again."

"The day is about promoting healthy eating," said Dr Deborah Pufal, course leader for Food, Nutrition & Health, “We are educating students to be health professionals and it’s their opportunity to go out there and be health professionals for a day, to put their theory into practice and I think it’s been a very positive event."

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