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Wellness Center

Nutrition, Body Image, and Physical Activity

Why Nutrition?

Eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and wellbeing. Food provides our bodies with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals to live, grow and function properly. We need a wide variety of different foods to provide the right amounts of nutrients for good health.

Only 26% of CWU students get 3 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day!

Check out Cooking 101 for more!

For CWU dining nutrition information, click here!

For one on one peer nutrition education check out the PNE program


Why Body Image? 

Body image is how you see yourself when you look in the mirror or when you picture yourself in your mind. It encompasses:

What you believe about your own appearance (including your memories, assumptions, and generalizations).
How you feel about your body, including your height, shape, and weight.
How you sense and control your body as you move.  How you physically experience or feel in your body.
Many of us internalize messages starting at a young age that can lead to either positive or negative body image. Having a healthy body image is an important part of mental wellbeing and eating disorders prevention.

36% of CWU students report physical appearance as causing distress in the last 12 months

Check out The Body Project for more!

If you are concerned that you or a friend might be struggling with an eating disorder, try an anonymous self screening here!

Why Physical Activity?

Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases.

Check out CWU Recreation for more information!

Click on the following for more information on:

Physical Activity

Body Image




If you need direct services, please contact the Wellness Center at 509-963-3213 or email

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