Wellness Fair promotes a healthy lifestyle for students


The Ninth Annual Wellness Fair was held on April 2 in the CUB Multi-Purpose Room and hosted multiple vendors.

Tables included on- and off-campus facilities. Some of the vendors included Planned Parenthood, therapy dogs, medical centers and Shippensburg Univeristy dining. Each table had its own purpose and information but, as a whole, the event was to provide information on health and wellness.

“I came to learn more about fitness and healthy eating because I was athletic in high school, but now in college I’m not in sports so I wanted more information about other ways of being healthy,” freshman Nikki Fleming said.

Information provided included that of organ and tissue donation, scoliosis, and nutrition. Students and faculty were also able to participate in the activities. Free massages, therapy dogs, bone testing and HIV testing were among some of the services offered. Every hour there were door prizes and giveaways raffled off.

“It provides information that we would not normally get in the classroom. You can come to the fair and get all of the information at once,” sophomore Cheyenne Delp said.

The wellness fair is an annual event with the same purpose every year. It provides opportunities for students and faculty to learn something new and educate themselves on what it means to have general wellness. New vendors occasionally come to the event but most are repeat vendors.

The event advocated for healthy living by providing information and testing. Students and faculty were encouraged to take advantage of dining options off campus but especially on campus.

More information about wellness and the wellness fair can be found at the Wellness Center by calling (717) 477-1458 or visiting the center which is located on the ground floor of McLean II.

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