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Health and Wellness Committee

Our Mission

As the Health and Wellness Committee, we aim to meet the ever-changing needs and interests of faculty, staff and the campus community by providing quality programs, services and facilities that are comprehensive and inclusive. We create environments and opportunities that foster teamwork, boost collaboration and instill a sense of community. We promote physical fitness, healthy habits and balanced behaviors, improving the overall wellness of participants.

In fulfilling this mission, we support and complement the institution's core values, and make significant contributions to the University's culture of excellence.

Upcoming Events

Principles of Mindful Eating
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 1:00-2:00 pm in 514B
Speaker: Erica Eilenberg, MPH, RD

In this session, participants will experience how mindful eating can change the way they look at food and encourage an enjoyable eating experience. A registered dietitian will discuss basic principles of mindful eating, including distinguishing between physical and emotional hunger, balanced meals for optimal energy and health, and ways to overcome cravings and mindless eating habits. Erica's previous experience includes working with children and families in a community health setting, and developing health and nutrition related programs. Most recently, Erica's experience lies in community-based nutrition education and facilitating Community Health Resource Center's Mindful Eating Class series. Her general interests include community nutrition, prevention and early intervention, factors influencing behavior change, developing sustainable programs, and program evaluation. Erica received her BS in Health Education from SFSU and completed her MPH and dietetics program at SJSU.  

Get ready for the Pacific Dugoni Activity Challenge!
More chances for bonus points, team prizes, and teamwork.
6 week challenge from April 11, 2016 to May 20, 2016  -- Join in on the challenge!
Get more info March 31, 2016 1-2 pm Room 514 BC for team captains and participants

ONGOING Events

Weekly Walk (Thursdays)
Time: 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm
Contact: Marco Castellanos (x56498), or Kara Bell (x56454)
Location: Meet on the first floor in the Kay Dugoni Family Room
Add a walk to your workout/fitness plan. This aggressively-paced walk is a great way to add a lower-impact cardiovascular component to your exercise. 4 to 5 miles round trip.

Boot Camp (Wednesdays)
Time: 5:15 pm (warm up) to 6:45 pm
Contact: Dr. Marc Geissberger (mgeissberger@pacific.edu)
Location: See room scheduler for room assignments.
Dr. Marc Geissberger takes participants through exercise and weight training appropriate for each individual's fitness level and goals. 

Committee Members

Jessica Allison
Kara Bell
Marco Castellanos
Jennifer Cheung
Bernadette Fa
Ernesto Lara