Western University of Health Sciences Healthy Living and Wellness Initiative Western University of Health Sciences
Healthy Living and Wellness Initiative

Resources

Healthy Living and Wellness Initiative on Facebook

The facebook page has been doing very well with over 150 people following it.  Relevant studies and news is being posted every day since this summer!  It has good insights on what subjects people are discussing and we are using it to gauge how we can best direct them to resources and what projects would be useful to individuals and communities.   

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Nutrition in Medicine Series

This is a student-led educational series highlighting the importance of Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine in clinical practice. Students can attend up to 7 sessions running 2 hours each throughout the year and earn a certificate of completion. Topics range from to Nutrition Research to Medical Nutrition Therapy. We have a great student turn-out which includes 40+ students per session.

Here is a sample of the topics presented in these sessions.

 

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Fireside Chats with Medical Students

Student volunteers lead educational group discussions at the Lebanon Public Library 3-4 times per year. Topics include things such as Nutrition, Exercise, Stress Management, etc. These are interactive sessions that are open the entire community.

Cooking Demo’s at the Lebanon Farmer’s Market

Students volunteer at the Lebanon Farmers Market every other week from Mid-April – October of last year. Students cook a variety of healthy recipes on site and then give free samples to market attendees. Students use the time to educate the community about various nutrition topics, cooking skills, etc.

Planting Seeds of Change

Students volunteer their time throughout the year to teach children about a variety of topics including Nutrition, Exercise, Mindfulness, Hygiene, and growing your own food, just to name a few! Activities take place throughout the Lebanon School District and included students from Elementary through Secondary Education.

Healthy Living and Wellness Initiative

Students take a large part in the creation and development of the Healthy Living and Wellness Initiative. This is an amazing opportunity to collaborate to learn and create solutions.


Organizations

Lifestyle Medicine Professionals in Training Interest Group

LM Presidents Report

Global Health Club

Healthy Living and Wellness Student Club