-- Better eating habits and a healthier lifestyle are now at the
fingertips of University of Southern Mississippi students, faculty,
staff and the Hattiesburg community.
Miss Fitness Assessment Center, a division of recreational sports,
now offers nutrition guidance, counseling and recommendations for
the Southern Miss community.
Olivia Ard, who recently joined the center's staff, sees the program
as a valuable tool to improve one's health. "I hope to provide
information to the Southern Miss community that will ultimately
increase (their) overall well-being," Ard said, citing one
her goals for the FAC.
her bachelor of science in nutrition and dietetics from Southern
Miss in 2002. She completed an internship at University of Mississippi
Medical Center and is now pursuing a master's degree in human nutrition.
pleased to offer services to enhance the physical well-being of
the Southern Miss community," said Dr. Susan Bone, assistant
director of wellness for recreational sports. "We feel these
services also complement the recreational and wellness programs
provided at the Payne Center."
services at the FAC will range from weight management or eating
disorder counseling to sports nutrition recommendations or general
information on fad diets and supplements.
to personalize messages to meet each individual's needs," Ard
Instruction packages are available in a variety of selections, including
nutritional counseling and fitness assessments. Student discounts
are also available. For more information about any of the packages
or services provided, contact the FAC at 266-4917.