Healthy UNH Blogger: Jenna Lindsey Channell

Home Town: Denville, New Jersey

Major: Nutrition & Dietetics 

Graduation Year: 2014

What do you do to make a Healthy UNH? I encourage friends and classmates to make healthy choices in the dining halls and be a good example for them as well. I try to always smile and be happy so that I can exude happiness to others!

Favorite Food: Dark Chocolate

Favorite Movie: P.S. I Love You

Favorite Book: Illusions

What place in the world do you most want to visit? Ireland, Norway, Australia, Italy and Greece!

Favorite Dining Hall: My favorite dining hall is hoco because I feel like it has the most meal options. I also love the warm atmosphere and most of my friends eat there! It's the best place to be when it's snowing out in the winter because you can sit right next to a window and watch the snow fall! I love it!

What do you love about UNH? The people! And of course, the amazing dining halls!

As a Healthy UNH Intern, What are you most excited about? I am so excited to learn more about health and to reach out to students who may be struggling with health issues, whether that be mental or physical. I am so excited to be a positive influence for UNH students!

De-Stress to Ace your Test!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

With final exams just around the corner, most college students are starting to feel the wave of stress and anxiety wash over them. Having too much stress can be a bad thing, while having a little bit of stress can provide you with the motivation and determination to do well on your exams! So, how can you control your stress and keep it to a perfect level for exam taking?

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Tagged In: Final Exams, Mental Health, mental wellness, Stress

Battling Anxiety

Friday, April 19, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

College is a time of great growth for a young adult. Sometimes, you completely lose sight of who you are. Negative thoughts and emotions can flood your mind, making it almost impossible to concentrate on anything truly important. I know first hand how difficult and lost anxiety can make you feel. It can debilitate you to a point where you wake up in the middle of the night shaking and short of breath. I battled anxiety my sophomore year of college and am proud to say that I am now happier than ever. I lost sight of what I wanted out of life.

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Tagged In: anxiety, counseling, dark chocolate, Depression, endorphins, focus, Healthy UNH, Jenna, Mental Health, mental wellness, negative thinking, positive thinking, smile

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The goal of this campaign is to shed light on the seriousness of sexual violence and to educate the public on ways to prevent sexual abuse. This year, Sexual Assault Awareness Month focuses on healthy sexuality and sexual abuse of children. "It’s time … to talk about it. Talk early, talk often. Prevent sexual violence,” is this year’s slogan.

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Tagged In: Anit-violence walk, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, mental wellness, Proclamation Against Violence, raise awareness, rally, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program, threat, time to talk, violence

Ensuring a Safe, Healthy Home for Your Family

Monday, April 1, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

Health begins in the home! Home is a safe haven that provides you with comfort, security and warmth. It is very important to create a safe home for your family to establish a healthy lifestyle. Monday, April 1st marks the first day of National Public Health Week. Monday’s theme is “Ensuring a Safe, Healthy Home for Your Family”. On this day, public health advocates urge people to create a secure home; safe from food borne illness, carbon monoxide poisoning, fire hazards, and toxic chemicals.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Healthy UNH, home, Jenna Channell, National Public Health Week, poison control center, safety

Is Obama’s Health Care Law Creating a Doctor Shortage?

Monday, March 11, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, by the time we reach 2015, we are going to be short 62,900 primary care physicians in the United States. They expect this number to be almost doubled by the time we reach 2025. A primary care physician is the first person a patient will seek if they are ill. Today, people are bypassing this, and going directly to emergency care. Many times, people are admitting themselves to the emergency room when in reality; they really do not need to be there. Why?

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Tagged In: Health Care Consumerism

March, It’s National Nutrition Month!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

March is National Nutrition Month! 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of this campaign, hosted by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. The theme for 2013 is, “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day!”  National Nutrition Month urges people to understand that food choices are based on their health concerns, their food preferences, their lifestyle, their culture and their traditions. The campaign is spreading the message to choose healthy food choices, personalized specifically to you.

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Tagged In: food choices, Health, healthy food, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, moderation, My Plate, National Nutrition Month, Nutrition, USDA, Wildcat Plate

Eating Concerns Awareness Week

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

February 25th marks the start of Eating Concerns Awareness Week. This program is provided to UNH students by the Office of Health Education and Promotion. The program is running Monday, February 25th through Thursday, February 28th. This program is developed for any student who has an eating concern or is having difficulties with their body image. Eating Concerns Awareness week also encourages students to reach out for help if they have a friend or family member coping with an eating disorder.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, Nutrition

A Healthy Pick-Me-Up

Monday, February 25, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

Returning to school in the spring semester can be quite draining for any student. Going from a cozy house, filled with family and friends to waking up at early hours and trekking across campus in below freezing temperatures can tire even the most active person. To even hold your head up you might buy two or three coffees a day. Before you go and purchase that fourth cup, think twice about what other healthy alternatives are out there to help wake you up!

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Tagged In: almonds, avocado, blood sugar, caffeine, dark chocolate, endorphins, healthy food options, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, Nutrition, walnuts

The Snow-Day Workout

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

As I was sitting in my apartment, cooped up during the crazy snowstorm we had this weekend here in Durham and I started thinking about how I can get a workout without having to trek across campus to the gym. I also did not have the tools to ski or snowshoe, so how could I exercise at all?

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, Outdoors, Physical Activity, UNH