One Indiana University professor’s passion for health and wellness and entrepreneurial spirit has led way to a new program, Fit University M.V.P (Moderation, Variety, Play). Fit University (M.V.P.) is an overall wellness initiative dedicated to changing perceptions and empowering kids through education on making healthy food choices at home, school, and on-the-go – all the while, encouraging physical activity through a six week fitness initiative. The Fit U program was established by Dr. Antonio Williams (@Fit_Doc) and is sponsored by The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). The program was developed in response to the prevalence in obesity among America’s youth, which affects nearly one in three of all children and adolescents in America – three times the rate of the last generation. New legislation aimed at preventing childhood obesity will require restaurants to prominently display their nutrient facts on their menu boards. As a result, the Fit U program aims to:
• Educate children and families on “the good, the bad, and the too much” in fast food and grocery stores establishments
• To teach children how to be empowered consumers at home and on the go
• To urge children to be a catalyst for change in their schools, communities, and homes
• To enlightened children about benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.
• To gain and understanding of the motivations, constraints, and influencers for making exercise and food choices amongst the youth
• To build a multi-faceted marketing/advertising campaign that motivates and inspires children to make healthy choices through the use of social media and technology
Be sure to check out Fit University’s Website: www.FitUniversity.org
Twitter: @FitUniv www.twitter.com/FitUniv
What this means to students:
This program created here at Indiana University is a prime example of how many aspects of Kinesiology majors are combined to promote health and wellness. It encompasses exercise science, fitness specialist, sport communication, physical education, and sport marketing and management majors all working simultaneously to create a multidisciplinary program focused on improving the nationwide issue of childhood obesity.
IUSPH Career Services
Job opportunities for Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington majors are diverse and expanding as the emphasis on living a healthy lifestyle grows around the world. Career Services experts in each of our academic departments will provide one-on-one counseling and career building opportunities throughout your academic career, from choosing the right major to developing a strategy to find a job. They can assist you with:
•resume and cover letter preparation
•graduate school preparation