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Is your group wanting to learn more about health and wellness? Do you have a specific topic in mind or an idea for a program or presentation? At RecWell, we offer a variety of health and wellness programs to our campus community. We receive programming requests from residence halls, student organizations, academic departments, instructors, sororities, fraternities and more!

Check out the program menu for information about our presentations. Estimated program times may be adjusted, as well as combining presentation topics. If there is a topic you are looking for that is not listed, we will collaborate with you to modify our programs to meet your group's needs.

Programming Options

Catch Your Z's with Ease: How to Improve Your Sleep

Program Type: Presentation

Estimated Timeframe: 60 minutes

Taking an afternoon nap on a busy day is amazing, but sometimes a lengthy nap can make you groggy and more tired. Why does this happen? Learn how to get the most out of your naps and the benefits of a good night's rest. We will explore various myths about sleep, factors that affect the quality of your sleep and discuss how to plan for better sleep habits. We want students to do the best they can in school, and a good night's sleep will help them on their way.

College Health Hacks: Tips for Healthy Decision Making

Program Type: Presentation and discussion

Estimated Timeframe: 60 minutes

As a college student it can be tough to balance academics, friends and family, career plans, and more! Choosing to make manageable and sustainable lifestyle changes can improve your efforts. In this presentation, learn about simple health hacks and how to modify your current habits. We encourage and empower students to consider how their decisions can help them to be well and maintain a healthy and holistic lifestyle.

A College Student's Guide to Stress Management

Program Type: Presentation

Estimated Timeframe: 60 minutes

College can be a stressful time for everyone and it can impede many areas of our lives. While most are aware of what stress feels like, understanding and identifying stressors can be key to alleviating stress. This presentation will aim to help students understand their stressors and identify coping strategies that will be best for them. We will explore and provide examples of many stress management techniques, including meditation, mindfulness, improved sleep, exercising, and more. In the end, students will be more aware of what steps they can take today to improve their stress management.

Let's All Get Along! Maintaining Healthy Relationships

Program Type: Presentation

Estimated Timeframe: 60 minutes

A relationship is a connection between people. College students engage in a variety of relationships with roommates, friends, professors, relatives, and even romantic interests. Some relationships are effortless while others can be difficult and stressful. What are some ways to improve these connections and maintain a healthy relationship? Learn more about how to sustain healthy connections, recognize unhealthy behaviors, identify aspects of a healthy relationship, and to utilize effective communication. Scenarios will be provided to further identify characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Nutrition Education: Microwave Mug Demos

Program Type: Presentation

Estimated Timeframe: 30-60 minutes

Personalized microwave cooking demonstrations for your group – from microwave mug cakes to meals in a mug, we offer a variety of presentations demonstrating innovative, tasty and simple microwave recipes. Presentations include information about where to get ingredients, specific instructions and a demonstration of how to make the mug recipe in the residence hall. Recipes include the following: microwave mug cakes (sweet cinnamon apple, monkey bread, pumpkin mug pie, DeKalb corn cake, peanut butter and chocolate), microwave egg muffins, five-minute vegetarian burrito bowl and mug fried rice.

Nutrition Education: Healthy Huskies Explore Campus Dining

Program Type: Presentation

Estimated Timeframe: 30-60 minutes

The Campus Dining Nutrition team walks through a detailed presentation taking students step by step through healthy eating on campus. Learn how to navigate our menus and identify the healthiest choices using our online tools. Sort allergen filters and discover where to find nutrition facts and ingredient lists. We will guide you towards building a balanced plate at our dining centers and can offer a tour of a dining center upon request. It is possible to eat healthy on campus, let us show you how!

Nutrition Education: Snack Chats

Program Type: Presentation and interactive activity

Estimated Timeframe: 30-60 minutes

Sit down with the Campus Dining Nutrition team for a snack and a presentation on any nutrition-related topic. Samples of a healthy snack and an activity to promote the nutrition-related topic are typically provided. We are happy to create a presentation on the nutrition topic of your choice. You can also choose from our available presentations: More Matters: Fruits and Veggies; Healthy Huskies H2O: Staying Hydrated; Dining Hall Hacks: Tips for eating healthy in the Dining halls; Truth or “Dairy”: Discuss myths about Dairy; Pawsitive Protein: Which proteins to consume; How well do you know MyPaw: A trivia based MyPaw presentation.

Safer Sex Olympics: Understanding Sexual Health

Program Type: Presentation and interactive activity

Estimated Timeframe: 60 minutes

Do you have questions about sexual health? Want to engage in healthier and safer behaviors? Learn more about sexual health through this informative and interactive program. Learn about safer sex behaviors, how to use a condom, other barrier methods, and sexually transmitted infections. Our presentation is inclusive of all genders and sexual orientations. We aim to empower students to understand sexual health and make decisions that are best for them.

Social and Safe: Drinking Responsibly

Program Type: Presentation

Estimated Timeframe: 60 minutes

Did you know that there is only one way to get sober? Did you know that there are many factors that affect your body's response to alcohol? Did you know that you can be social and safe while consuming alcohol? Understanding your body's response to alcohol, recognizing influential factors, and discovering strategies to keep you safe while drinking can contribute to a more enjoyable, safer and responsible drinking experience. This presentation will also discuss ways to help your friends while drinking and identify important alcohol related laws and policies.

Speak Up, Get Help, Just Act: Bystander Intervention

Program Type: Presentation and discussion

Estimated Timeframe: 90 minutes

When you witness an emergency or unfavorable situation, what do you do? Do you jump right in and assist? Do you hesitate and consider the scene? Or do you not intervene? There are many variables that affect our response to an adverse situation, but the best response is to be an active bystander; to speak up, get help and just act. Learn how to become an active bystander and utilize various strategies when intervening. This presentation will help you to recognize unfavorable situations, enhance feelings of responsibility to safely intervene and increase a sense of empowerment to act.