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Southern Miss Hosts Nutrition and Fitness Fair

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The "Eat Well Hattiesburg" Nutrition and Fitness Fair was sponsored by the Student Dietetic Association Association. (Submitted photo)

The Student Dietetic Association within the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems at The University of Southern Mississippi sponsored an “Eat Well Hattiesburg” Nutrition and Fitness Fair on Feb. 23 at Pride Field on the Hattiesburg campus.

The event was designed to introduce the Hattiesburg community to vendors that provide healthy nutrition and food options in the Pine Belt. The student group also sought to supply a venue for all ages to come enjoy themselves and learn about nutrition and fitness.

The event included a rock wall, local registered dietitians, a kids’ corner, give-a-ways, music, coupons, group exercise and health screenings.

Vendors who participated included the following: Moore’s Bike Shop; Lenny’s Sub Shop; Farmer’s Market; Vitamins Plus; Healing Water Natural Healing and Health Solutions; Nutrition Alumni Group/Department of Nutrition and Food Systems; Student Health Services; Caliente; Coca-Cola; Stretch n’ Grow; One80 Fitness; Tropical Smoothie; Jimmy John’s; Soccer Locker; Wesley Gym and 32 Degrees Yogurt.

To learn more about the Department of Nutrition and Food Systems at Southern Miss, call 601.266.5377 or visit: http://www.usm.edu/nutrition