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Join the nutrition club to promote healthy lifestyles

Genna Apfel

When you were younger, do you remember being told to eat your green peas and carrots at the dinner table? You probably couldn’t eat these foods because you thought they tasted “icky”. As you got older, you realized mom and dad were probably right; these foods were healthy and yummy.

Most people can readily agree that if you eat right, you will look and feel your best. A nutritious and healthy diet is crucial for the regular maintenance of your body. If you are someone who makes healthy choices when it comes to your body and health, then you should join the Nutrition Club.

The Nutrition Club aims toward spreading awareness to the community about nutrition and good health. At this club, students discuss community service opportunities, social ideas, and fundraisers that have to do with nutrition. The Nutrition Club is open to all students on the campus, although it is mainly made up of nutrition majors. Many people enjoy joining this club because students find ways to enhance resumes when it’s time to apply for dietetic internships. It is also a great way to network with other people.

Currently, the Nutrition Club is working with RockCANRoll, a non-profit organization that sends donated food to pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. They are working with this organization as a way to collect food donations at events held at the Tilles Center. After donations are collected, they are sent to local food pantries across Long Island. An important event that many people are looking forward to is National Nutritional Month, which is held in March. This year’s theme is “Eat Right With Color.”

Laura Binder, president of the Nutrition Club, explained that the club hopes to educate its peers in the dining area to incorporate food of various colors into their diets.

The Nutrition Club holds meetings every other Tuesday during common hour (12:30 to 2 p.m.) in the food lab, located next to room 338 in Pell Hall. Students are encouraged to join and make a difference.

The Nutrition Club instills in students that it’s never too late to start living a healthy lifestyle because our bodies keep regenerating. This club allows students to get a unique experience and gives them the chance to make  positive changes that others would want to follow.

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