Connect: Healthy Eating & Exercise Program
What is it?
Connect is designed to help you develop healthier eating and exercise habits. Participants learn to make behavior changes by assessing their readiness to change and by developing an action plan geared toward you as a Penn State ALtoona student.
How much is it?
Free to Penn State Altoona students!
When is it?
You will first meet individually with the health educator and will then meet weekly in a group format for approximately one hour. Some exceptions are made to meet with students individually.
How long will it last?
The group usually runs for three weeks. Groups will be offered twice a semester.
What is expected of me?
You are responsible for scheduling a "Know Your Number" appointment, preparing goals, and attending classes. You also are expected to be respectful of other group members. If you do not cancel your appointment one hour beforehand, you will be charged a no show fee.
What can I expect from the health educator?
This program is facilitated by the health educator. The health educator will come prepared with handouts, feedback, and support centering on issues such as:
- nutrition basics
- physical activity on campus
- how to eat healthy on campus
How do I register?
Call the Health & Wellness Center at 814-949-5540 or schedule online using the Online Student Access portal.
Helpful Web sites
How to read and use nutrition facts labels