Binghamton University to host annual Health Fair

2017-03-20

BINGHAMTON, NY – Binghamton University will host its 11th annual Health Fair from 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the Recreation Center, East Gym, on campus. This event is free and open to the public.

The event, hosted by Binghamton University Dining Services, in partnership with the Department of Campus Recreational Services, will showcase various food vendors, community businesses, non-profit organizations and other groups in celebration of National Nutrition Month.

"This year's Health Fair will focus on an integrated and holistic approach to health and wellness. We will provide attendees with a taste of everything we offer at Binghamton University," said Alexa Schmidt, registered dietitian with Binghamton University Dining Services, "This includes our strong sustainable partnerships, variety of dietary accommodations, new food options, nutritional assistance, culinary expertise and more. We are thrilled to come into our 11th year of this valuable event for both the campus and our local community."

More than 70 vendors will be on hand to showcase products, offer helpful information, and provide food, beverage samples and fun giveaways. Attendees will be able to participate in free health screenings, guided meditation sessions, fitness demos, the BARK-9 therapy dog program, facility tours and drawings as they learn how to incorporate health and wellness into their daily lives.

"Wellness plays a significant role in the success, satisfaction and retention of Binghamton University students, faculty and staff. It is our priority to create and promote a culture where healthy choices are the easy choices," said Cindy Cowden, senior associate director for campus recreation and chair of B-Healthy: the Healthy Campus Initiative. "The Health Fair is a great community event that offers a comprehensive look at wellness and what it means to live a balanced lifestyle, both on campus and off. We look forward to our continued partnership with both Binghamton University Dining Services and our community partners."       

To view the complete schedule of activities, visit http://binghamton.edu/bhealthy/events/healthfair.html.

For more information about the Health Fair, contact Alexa Schmidt, registered dietitian with Binghamton University Dining Services, at 607-777-2716 or aschmidt@budining.com.

Free parking will be available in Lot E1, located behind the East Gym, with overflow parking available in the Parking Garage.

Last Updated: 6/7/16