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Wellness Initiative at Moravian to Promote Healthful Living

Bethlehem, Pa., November 24, 2009—Moravian College is launching a new initiative to encourage the campus community to slim down, shape up, and eat right—PAWS (Promoting Active Wellness Sustainability) is a new cross-campus wellness committee preparing several exciting, free programs for the Moravian community, based on results of a survey sent earlier this year.

The group will implement a "Maintain, Don't Gain" program, to help people prevent that holiday weight gain. In January, the college will promote the Vegetable and Fruit of the Month program, along with easy recipes.

All members of the Moravian community may participate: faculty members, emeriti, students, administrators, and staff. "We want the Moravian community to get excited about their health," says PAWS co-chair Sylvia Doyle, director of corporate and donor relations. "The message is that small changes can make a big difference." The committee of twelve core members is co-chaired by Carol Meixell, assistant director of human resources.

The committee's mission is to provide support to the Moravian community to make personal lifetime lifestyle choices that promote health, fitness, and wellness.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.