Today I participated in the Nutrition and Well Being Fair today until 12:20. I got there early enough to help the leaders and other participants to set up. The day was on the cooler side but it did not rain which was good as more students were able to come out and enjoy the various activities.
There were all sorts of areas set up from a healthy food station, to playing games, to learning about healthy (and delicious) food options, to dancing , and many more. The students were able to earn tickets at the station and with which they purchased food and/or a t-shirt and exercise die. I assisted at the t-shirt/die tent and had a great time. The t-shirts had a drawing of people on the front stating that the beach is for every”body” – they were no sizes – and the back of the shirts students could fill it in: ”I love my _______.” It was fun to observe the way people looked for sizes and tried to find one that would best fit their body. Also, I enjoyed seeing how they filled in the blank – my favorite was “self” because not only was that a witty response the student was very creative and decorated it with bright/happy colors. Everyone seemed to have a great deal of confidence with their body – either that or they just wanted a free t-shirt.
The fun item we gave with the t-shirts was an exercise die – it was an item that I’d never seen before and I don’t believe anyone else had either. The idea behind it is to roll the die and do whatever exercise it landed on, such as: go for a walk, yoga, etc. Of course for those who don’t want to use it that way it would make an excellent paper weight too but I hope that it is used the way it is intended. I know that, as for myself, many times I don’t really want to exercise and since I can’t decide what to do I just don’t do any exercising. So, for people with a similar need for that extra push the die is a fun solution.
The Nutrition and Well Being Fair was a big success from what I witnessed, everyone seemed to benefit from at least one of the stations. This was my first official day of volunteering with the S.H.O.R.E. club and I look forward to the next event. I have to say that everyone was so nice, interesting, and fun to be around. I really enjoyed everything from the healthy snack, to watching the students earn their tickets, to the extra added bonus of watching the Trikers swerve throughout the fair. I found out that there is actually a class for Triking - imagine that! I bought one a couple of years ago but returned it because there were not enough places for me to ride it and I thought everyone would think I’d really flipped. I was lots of fun to ride though – you use the same principles of skating and riding a bike and skiing all rolled up into one piece of equipment. Anyway, I might have to check that class out – it would be fun to Trike around the campus for an hour.
In conclusion I have to say that I did not see or notice any other nontraditional female students or males for that matter. Once again I wonder where the nontraditional students are – there are a lot of them somewhere around CCU, I just have to find them. This reminds me that a Women’s Resource Center has opened up, Room 311 at the Wall Building – I hope it is a success and that all the women on campus will respond and take advantage of everything it has to offer.
Until the next time, happy CCU trails!