During the week of March 4, freshman class senators Mary Grace Sullivan and Macy Heroman led the Student Government Association’s Healthy Lifestyle Week initiatives. Sullivan said, “The goal of the week was to essentially promote healthy lifestyles throughout campus from eating to living.”
The week’s initiatives included yoga classes and healthier options in the caf. Sullivan said, “There was a fruit bar, more veggies and a hummus selection in the salad bar, and much more.”
Each day of the week included a theme. They were healthy eating, mental health, healthy living and fitness. SGA members promoted each day of the week with a table in the back of the student center where they sold raffle tickets for $1 benefiting The National Alliance on Mental Health. The prizes from the raffle included gift certificates to restaurants that promote healthy eating and exercise equipment.
One lucky winner of the raffle, sophomore Betsy Blumenfeld, won a bike. Blumenfeld stated, “Winning the bike was the most excited I’ve been in so long!” She went on to say, “I think the healthy lifestyle week is really good for the school because it promotes physical and mental health which is something we tend to lose track of when we come to college.”
The two freshman senators met multiple times before the week started to brainstorm ideas and theme. Sullivan thought the week went well and said, “We definitely have a lot more ideas for the week in the future.”