Application for the Healthy CUNY Workshop Extended – to December 28

Sign up for the Healthy CUNY Workshop – to be held on January 20, 23, 24, and 25.

The workshop and projects offer CUNY students an opportunity to learn and practice new skills and to make CUNY a healthier campus. Students from all disciplines, campuses and levels of training (e.g., community college to doctoral programs) are encouraged to apply.
Students will not receive academic credit for their participation, but will receive a stipend of up to $300. $100 will be provided at the completion of the workshop and $200 will be awarded upon successful completion of a campus-based education or intervention project supporting Health CUNY Tobacco, Obesity and Mental Health Initiatives.

Application due on December 28.

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Fight the Fizz Deadline Extended

The deadline for the Fight the Fizz contest has been EXTENDED to Friday, January 27, 2012!

Please continue submitting your entries and spreading the word to your colleagues, students, staff, friends and family.

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Fight the Fizz Counter-Advertisement Contest

The Healthy CUNY Initiative asks you to enter the CUNY Fights the Fizz Counter Advertising Contest. As you know, sugar-sweetened soda contributes to rising rates of obesity, diabetes and other life threatening chronic diseases. Soda companies profit by targeting children and young people for their unhealthy products. Counter-advertising against the tobacco industry helped convince many young people not to start or to quit smoking, saving thousands of lives.

The Healthy CUNY Initiative invites CUNY students to design similar campaigns to educate the CUNY community about the harmful health effects of soda and help end Big Soda’s targeting of young soda drinkers. Winning videos, posters, music, photographs, spoken word or other submissions will be used in a Spring 2012 Healthy CUNY campaign to reduce sweetened soda drinking among CUNY students, faculty and staff and build support for policies to reduce promotion of unhealthy sweetened beverages.

Students from all campuses and disciplines are eligible. Staff, friends, family can also enter, as part of a team with at least 1 CUNY student. Submissions can be uploaded through the website.

Contact Healthy CUNY at fightthefizz@gmail.com if you have questions about submissions, eligibility or art form rules.

Submissions are due by December 15, 2011. Now EXTENDED to January 27, 2012.

Two winners will each be paid $500 for their work.

 

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HEALTHY CUNY WORKSHOP

A FIVE DAY TRAINING PROGRAM FOR CUNY STUDENTS WHO WANT TO TAKE ACTION TO MAKE CUNY A HEALTHIER UNIVERSITY
January 20, 23, 24, and 25 with a follow-up session during Spring semester (date t.b.d.)

Healthy CUNY, led by the CUNY School of Public Health and the CUNY Office of Mental Health & Wellness Services, is an ongoing initiative to make CUNY the healthiest urban campus in the country. We are pleased to offer a five-day training program on issues designed to prepare students to take action for healthier CUNY policies and programs related to tobacco, food and mental health. The sessions will be held between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., at the CUNY Graduate Center. Speakers will include CUNY faculty and staff and seasoned professionals in the fields of tobacco control, food policy, nutrition, and mental health services. The workshop and projects offer CUNY students an opportunity to learn and practice new skills and to make CUNY a healthier campus. Students from all disciplines, campuses and levels of training (e.g., community college to doctoral programs) are encouraged to apply.

Students will not receive academic credit for their participation, but will receive a stipend of up to $300. $100 will be provided at the completion of the workshop and $200 will be awarded upon successful completion of a campus-based education or intervention project supporting Health CUNY Tobacco, Obesity and Mental Health Initiatives. Everyone who attends the workshop is expected to complete a project and must be enrolled at a CUNY campus for the Spring semester. Students who are planning spring semester internships or field placement in settings where obesity, tobacco use, or mental health are serious concerns are especially encouraged to apply.

Link to the application is below and must be returned by December 15, 2011 to: healthyCUNYworkshop@gmail.com.

Workshop Application Jan 2012

Please include a cover letter with your application stating your interests in Healthy CUNY and reasons for applying for the workshop.

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