With the aim of reducing overweight and obesity among university community, the Healthy University Program presented a campaign focused on physical activity, nutritional guidance, the improvement of food services and the detection of risk factors.
All institutional buildings will join efforts to reduce the high rates of such eating disorders in adults (71%) and bachelor’s degree freshmen (25%) of Nuevo Leon.
On the other hand, the Information Technology Department participated directly in the program starting, by developing the Website http://unisaludable.uanl.mx as well as spreading it by sending massive e-mails.
The Healthy University webpage will be the main information, spreading and awareness tool of the program and the campaign called ‘Todos unidos en la prevencion del sobrepeso y la obesidad,’ -All together for overweight and obesity prevention- which also includes lectures, information desks, the distribution of tape measure and the attention of cases.
The Information Technology Department, through the Web Services Area, developed http://unisaludable.uanl.mx and trained the School of Public Health and Nutrition (FASPYN, Spanish acronym) personnel, for the continuous publication of articles on nutrition, exercise and health in general.
Besides that, the page has a program that gives you the body mass index (BMI) by only entering the weight and height. The user can know his condition by obtaining the results: low weight, healthy weight, overweight, obesity and severe obesity.
Another activity developed by the campaign will be sending information to university community, through the institutional e-mail. The DGI and the Healthy University program will combine their activities to send weekly useful information and tips to be healthy and to eradicate overweight.
“This campaign is a strategy developed by our institution through the Healthy University Program, we want healthy youth, we want to end with negative statistics and for this reason we will develop other activities such as the attention to adolescents and the promotion of values,” mentioned UANL President Jesus Ancer Rodriguez, during the program presentation.