Article by Paige Schafer
The Health and Wellness Fair took place at Texas State University in the Ballroom of the LBJ Student Center Monday, April 10, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There were activities such as yoga and several booths from businesses in the San Marcos area for information about health and wellness and what their business offers. Alyson Bryce interviewed three of the booths; student marketing assistant at the student health center, Hays County Food bank and the Hays County State of Texas Health Department.
The student health center offers students in answering any questions about insurance, pharmacy and offers treatment for the students. The hours for the student health center are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The center is located at 298 Student Center Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666.
The Hays County Foodbank booth was raising awareness for nutrition. A sugar board was set up at the booth and students would match the drinks up to the amount of sugar that the drinks have in them and they could compare that to the recommended daily intake for both men and women. For women it’s six teaspoons and for men it’s 9 teaspoons, anything over that can risk the chance of diet related diseases. The Food bank was also promoting their volunteer opportunity at the food bank. The Food bank also allows students who live on campus who need food to get food from the food bank. The Hays County Food Bank is located 220 Herndon St, San Marcos, TX 78666 and is opened Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Hays County State of Texas Health Department was raising awareness about STD’s. Right now the ratio according to the health department is one in three Texas State students have an STD. They wanted the students to be aware of this fact to make them aware.
Overall, the fair was a great success and is necessary for students to attend to be informed.
Video by Alison Bryce
By Maria Valdez
On April 10, 2017 the Texas State Cancer Advocacy Movement for Colleges and Outreach (CAMCO) put up a Student Health and Wellness fair. The fair, that took place at the LBJ ballroom, has been available to professors and Texas State employees in previous years, but this year CAMCO wanted to make the fair available to students.The purpose of the fair was to get students thinking about their health and for them to see what health offices and college health services are available to them. Some of the vendors were CVS, Student Health Center, Browning chiropractic, Central Texas Medical Center, and The Hays County Food Bank. The students were able to participate in free Zumba classes, try healthy food, have a glucose test, and were able to take home free goodies.