Healthy UNH Blogger: Courtney Eaton

Name: Courtney Eaton

Home Town: Bedford, NH

Major: Nutrition

Graduation Year:  2014

What I do to make a Healthy UNH: Help explain the purpose of the portion plates and write for the blog.

Favorite Food: chocolate

Favorite Movie: Shutter Island

Favorite Book: A Prayer for Rain by Dennis Lehane

Place I’d most like to visit: Rwanda

Favorite Dining Hall: Philbrook, because they have the best stir fry with the shortest line.

What I love most about UNH: The people! Everyone is so unique and fun!

As a healthy UNH intern, I am most excited about hopefully helping fellow students improve their overall wellness,
while keeping them interested and enthusiastic.

Healthy Returns

Monday, October 1, 2012
By: Courtney Eaton

This past Tuesday in the Strafford Room of the MUB was a program called Healthy Returns.  Healthy Returns is sponsored by University System of New Hampshire (USNH) Human Resources and the healthcare that UNH provides for all their employees called Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. This is a two part program designed to set goals and measure progress with rewards along the way.

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Get Real UNH

Monday, September 24, 2012
By: Courtney Eaton

Get Real UNH is a small student organization on campus but they have a big goal. Their mission is to have at least 20% of all UNH food be local, fair trade, friendly to the environment or humanely produced by 2020. In addition, they would like to create a community that cares enough about these criteria for food to act on it. What you probably do not know is that you may have already engaged yourself in Get Real UNH by going to the Local Harvest Fest. This was in inaugural event in their “Food Month”.

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The Secret Benefit of Yoga

Friday, September 14, 2012
By: Courtney Eaton

Many people suffer through migraines all the time. Some can last for more than a couple days. That is a long time to be in constant pain! They can be caused by numerous factors that differ from person to person. For many, migraines can be caused by stress. A study was done by Dr. P. J.

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Superfoods to the Rescue

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
By: Courtney Eaton

We learn about the food pyramid early in life so we already know how to eat a balanced meal. There are some foods however, that are better than others. These are called “superfoods”. These foods can help boost immunity, and decrease the risk of some diseases and cancers. Some can even fight wrinkles, improve memory, and help you lose and keep weight off! It sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. Foods really can have these effects on you, maybe not instantly, but they will make a difference when you incorporate them into your daily diet.

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