College is the prime time for individuals to live independently, adopt different lifestyles, and grow. However, being away from the nurturing environment of home sometimes allows one to develop unhealthy eating habits—overeating, undereating, eating too restrictively, or eating unhealthily. There tends to be silence around these problems, often because of shame. At the same time, students face the same troubles: We may find less time for physical activity, and feel too overwhelmed to prioritize our overall health and well-being while in college. As a result, many college students begin to develop a negative relationship with food, adopt negative perceptions of their body image, and feel ashamed, embarrassed, or reluctant to talk about their experiences. While some individuals may find it intimidating, public speaking is a powerful way to further personal growth, build strong and meaningful connections with others, and work towards common goals. To make the connection between college health and wellness and public speaking, this course is designed to facilitate conversation about addressing healthy relationships with food and promoting body positivity. Meetings online create a safe space for individuals to grow and refine their public speaking skills in order to build community and cultivate our healthy habits.
By the end of the semester, students will:
1. Discriminate between healthy relationships with food, diet, exercise, and mental health in college.
2. Articulate for themselves and others how to find the right balance between living a healthy lifestyle and achieving academic goals.
3. Gain an understanding of how different media projects can shape the voice in discussions about personal health and well-being.
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