Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, September 26, 2011

MHealthy offering free chef demos, health expos

To prepare university faculty and staff for the start of Active U Autumn, MHealthy is hosting free health expos Thursday at Pierpont Commons and Oct. 6 at the Michigan Union.


"Tailgate" Expo dates and locations

• Thursday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Pierpont Commons and North Campus Diag

• Oct. 6: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Michigan Union and Regents Plaza

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"These events are a fun and easy way to get all your health-related questions answered in less than 20 minutes," says Colleen Greene, MHealthy wellness coordinator. "In one place you can watch a live chef demo to learn about eating healthier, get a free flu shot, talk to a fitness or stress management expert, and sign up for Active U Autumn."

MHealthy "Tailgate" Expos inlcude (some activities are not available at all locations):

• Live chef demonstrations

• MHealthy staff offering tips and information on nutrition, exercise, stress, ergonomics, alcohol management, and tobacco treatment

• Flu shot clinic (present your U-M health insurance card to avoid a co-pay)

• Food samples

• Michigan Student Assembly's MFarmer's Market (Michigan Union location only)

• Giveaways and games

• Grand prize drawings for athletic equipment and gift certificates

• Registration stations for Active U Autumn and Big House Big Heart Run/Walk

• Water stations (please bring your own water bottle)