The 2016 WUSM Health Happening Fair took place on Friday, February 5. The fair featured representatives from WUSM departments and local businesses, who shared information, provided free samples, and answered questions on a variety of health-related topics.
The Sustainability Action Team (SAT) hosted a table in order to raise awareness about the SAT and encourage attendees to take the Green Monday pledge. Over 100 people committed to eating vegetarian one day per week to reduce the impact of their food choices on the environment. If everyone in the WashU community were to eat vegetarian one additional day per week, we would reduce carbon emissions by as much as 5,000 metric tons. That is the equivalent to taking 1,053 cars off the road!
The Green Monday pledge was the perfect fit for the health fair. In addition to reducing your carbon footprint, eating vegetarian can help reduce your risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.
The SAT table also attracted a lot of attention with the pedal-powered blender that was used to make strawberry banana smoothies.
Featured booths and activities at the Health Fair:
Ask the Expert
Washington University Physicians were available to help answer medical questions:
Primary care – adult and pediatric
Weight Loss – surgical and non-surgical
Blood pressure screening – back again this year!
Fitness and body composition testing
Lung function screening
Washington University Benefits
Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Employer Assisted Housing Program
TIAA-Cref – new!
Vanguard – new!
VSP – Vision care
Washington University and Affiliated Groups
Applied Health Behavior Research Graduate Programs – new!
Bernard Becker Medical Library – Consumer Health Information
Division of Public Health Sciences
Lactation Room Program – new!
On the MoveTM
Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities( PECaD)
SLCH Family Resource Center
SLCH Child Safety
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Siteman Cancer Center
The Contraceptive Choice Center – new!
University College – new!
Washington University Diabetes Research
Washington University Environmental Health and Safety
Washington University Heart and Vascular Center in West County
Washington University Orthopedics
Washington University Program in Occupational Therapy
Washington University Program in Physical Therapy
Washington University Program in Physical Therapy – Deskercise – 8-11a
Washington University Smoking Cessation
Washington University Sustainability Action Team
Washington University The Research Participant for Volunteer for Health
Washington University Wellness Connection
Big River Running Company
Big Shark Bicycle Company
BJC WellAware Center
Chiquita/Fresh Express – back again this year!
Garmin – new!
Rooted in STEM/Sun Patch Garden – new!
Schultz Family Dentistry
Stress Busters Massages – 11a-1p
The Walking Company
Wellbridge Athletic Club & Spa
YMCA – Mid-County Family YMCA
Yoga – 11:30a-3p
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