Presentations

Healthy Living in College

This interactive session focuses on staying healthy while at college. The University Health Service believes in prevention as well as early detection and treatment of health problems. Good health enables students to study effectively, maintain regular class attendance and reach life goals. At the end of this session, students should be able to identify lifestyle behaviors that promote health (e.g., nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress management, immunizations and hygiene) and make healthy choices about common issues faced by students (e.g., alcohol, tobacco, drugs and sex).
To schedule this session, contact Fadyia Lowe via email at fadyia.lowe@uky.edu .

Nutrition Jeopardy

This session focuses on healthful eating and exercise while at college. A brief overview of the general recommendations for nutrition and exercise will be presented. Students will be encouraged to come prepared with questions in regards to nutrition and exercise. Conversations usually cover how to avoid “ the freshman 15”, healthful eating options for campus dining, fad diets, late-night eating, importance of eating breakfast, eating on the go, healthy snacks and basics of exercise. At the end of this session, students should have a better understanding of healthy versus unhealthy options as well as healthy weight management techniques. To schedule this session, contact Fadyia Lowe via email at fadyia.lowe@uky.edu

Looking in the Mirror

Eating Disorders are on the rise across many college campuses from 10 to 20 percent in women and 4 to 10 percent in men. A negative body image can affect overall health, sense of well-being and academic performance. This presentation will focus on positive body image, educating about disordered eating and eating disorders. Students will learn how to identify an eating disorder, the signs and symptoms, societal issues, how to help a friend and the resources available on campus. To schedule this session, contact Fadyia Lowe via email at fadyia.lowe@uky.edu

Safer Sex 101

This interactive class will cover the basics of sexual health, with the goal of empowering students to take control of their bodies and sexual well-being as they navigate college life. Topics covered include consent, making informed decisions, preventing sexually transmitted infections (including HIV), getting tested and campus/community resources. Each session will end with an anonymous Q&A where students can get honest answers to questions they have been afraid to ask. Content is LGBTQ*-inclusive. To schedule this session, contact Blake Flaugher via email at blake.flaugher@uky.edu.

Peer Health Educator Program Descriptions

Sexpert Programs:

Please send an email to uksexperts@gmail.com to request a program.

1. What's Your (Safer) Sexpertise?(45-60 minutes) – In this engaging trivia game, participants will learn about the state of sexual health on campus and the basics of having a healthy sex life as a college student.

2. You Swiped Right, Now What? (45-60 minutes) – This program uses fun and engaging activities to teach participants about the importance of safety and communication when using dating apps, as well as how the language we use to talk about sex affects our perceptions and expectations.

3. Know Your Sweet Spots (45-60 minutes) – Because one of the major components to having a healthy, safe and pleasurable sexual experience is knowing our bodies, this program covers basic sexual/reproductive anatomy and physiology through a fun trivia game.

4. Minivan Prevention 101 (45-60 minutes) – As official reps of Bedsider.org, The Sexperts will cover the basics of the most common birth control methods, and provide some handy resources to empower participants to take control of their bodies and prevent pregnancy until they decide they're ready.

Peer Health Educator Programs:

Please send an email to Fadyia Lowe at fadyia.lowe@uky.edu to request a program.

1. What’s on the Menu? (45-60 minutes) – Food is essential for the growth and maintenance of our bodies. This presentation will focus on basic nutrition and nourishment recommendations, such as the importance of eating breakfast, healthy snacking, and how to avoid “the freshman 15”.

2. Love Your Selfie(45-60 minutes) – Negative body image can affect overall health, sense of well-being, and academic performance. This program will focus on the importance of positive self-image, societal pressures regarding appearance and educating about eating disorders.

3. Less Stress, More Success (45-60 minutes) – Through this interactive program, students learn about causes and consequences of stress and how to manage it. Students will have the opportunity to assess their own stress levels and develop a brief plan to manage or reduce the daily stressors in their lives.

4. Staying Healthy in College (45-60 minutes) – This “Family Feud” style trivia game will help students learn how to make healthy lifestyle choices regarding exercise, nutrition, sleep, hydration, hygiene, illness and many other topics while they’re in college.

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