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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. COC-NR.02-13-13-BMW-SC
February 13, 2013

College to Host Healthy Lifestyle Resource Fair on March 13

Lifestyle choices such as eating habits, physical activity and stress management can help maintain and improve overall physical and mental wellness.

With this in mind, College of the Canyons will host the “Body-Mind-Wellness Healthy Lifestyle Resource Fair” in March as the kick-off event of a three-month long seminar series focused on healthy lifestyle topics.

“The goal of this series of events is to raise awareness about how our lifestyle choices, however small they seem, can have a great impact on our physical and mental health,” said Sheri Barke, sports and wellness dietitian at the COC Student Health Center and one of the event organizers. “We hope attendees come away from this event with more information and resources to help them better improve their health.”

The resource fair will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 in the COC Honor Grove, located on the college’s Valencia campus. The event is open to the public and will include live music, food and prizes.

Attendees will have the chance to meet with various local businesses and campus groups that promote healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, health care and connections within the community.

In the weeks following the resource fair, the college will invite a series of guest speakers onto campus for a weekly seminar series addressing topics including healthy relationships, eating, sex, physical activity, money management, sleep and coping. A full list of seminar dates/times is listed below:

Healthy Relationships
Lori Bauer (SCV Child & Family Center)
2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13
Hasley Hall, Room 203
 
Healthy Eating: “Plant-Powered Eating for Optimal Health”
Sharon Palmer (Author of “The Plant Powered Diet”)
12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20
Hasley Hall, Room 203
 
Healthy Sex
Audrey Burgdorfer (COC Student Health & Wellness Center) and Katie Coleman (COC Sociology)
12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26
Hasley Hall, Room 203
 
Healthy Thinking
Garrett Hooper (COC Counseling)
12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9
Hasley Hall, Room 203
 
Healthy Physical Activity: “SNAC’s Plant-Powered Fitness Walk”
11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16
Honor Grove
 
Healthy Money Management
Gayane Jerome (CSUN Financial Literacy Program Developer)
12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24
Mentry Hall, Room 353
 
Healthy Sleep
Rhonda Hyatt (COC Recreation Management)
2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1
Hasley Hall, Room 203
 
Healthy Coping
Dr. Darlene Mininni (Author of “The Emotional Toolkit”)
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8
Mentry Hall, Room 353

All seminars are free and open to the public.

These events are made possible with grant funding provided by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) and the voter-approved Mental Health Act (Prop 63).

For more information about the Body-Mind-Wellness Healthy Lifestyle Resource Fair or the upcoming lecture series please visit www.canyons.edu/bmw or contact Sheri Barke at (661) 362-3244.


College of the Canyons
Valencia campus: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355 • (661) 259-7800
Canyon Country campus: 17200 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country, CA 91351 • (661) 362-3800
 

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