The University of Memphis is proud to promote healthy living for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors by offering opportunities to move more, eat healthier and become tobacco free. Numerous activities are offered throughout the year as part of Memphis Healthy U, our community wellness initiative.
The University was recently recognized by two organizations for its healthy living programs. For the second consecutive year, the U of M was named a finalist in the Mid-South’s Healthiest Employers (500+ employees) awards given by the Memphis Business Journal. Additionally, the Memphis Healthy U initiative was recognized by the Memphis Business Group on Health (MBGH) and the American Heart Association as a “Fit Friendly” workplace. The MBGH is a coalition of local businesses that work together to support and influence healthcare services in the Memphis area.
Memphis Healthy U is a collaboration between the Department of Human Resources, School of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Sciences, Loewenberg School of Nursing, Student Health Services, Campus Recreation and Intramural Services, Student Involvement, Tiger Athletics, Alumni Association, Tiger Dining Services/Aramark, SGA, and numerous other departments at the University.
Weekly nutrition seminars and Midday Moves activities are offered throughout the spring and fall semesters. Healthier food options are offered through Tiger Dining and BMI and blood pressure checks through the Loewenberg School of Nursing. Each of these free events and services have improved the health of our campus community. As president, I am committed to continuing and expanding these efforts, and I encourage you to take advantage of them.
More information on Memphis Healthy U activities can be found at http://memphis.edu/memphishealthyu, or by following Midday Moves on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/midday.moves> and Twitter<https://twitter.com/MiddayMoves>.
M. David Rudd, President