Beauty Link - Volume 5, Issue 3 - (Page 27)
TIPS FOR CREATING A
HEALTHIER STUDENT BODY
BY BEAUTYLINK STAFF
our school may not be equipped with a community
garden, personal trainers or an on-site gym, but
there are many free and no-cost opportunities to
promote health and wellness on campus.
Check out the following ideas to encourage your
school’s students and staff to pursue a healthy lifestyle.
Easy Ideas to Jumpstart Your School’s Health
Contact community health care organizations and request experts
to speak to students about healthy lifestyles. Many nutritionists,
exercise physiologists and women’s health care providers are
trained to provide group presentations on healthy lifestyles and
some even provide complimentary screenings.
Is your school participating in a community health care event?
Provide your students with an opportunity to earn “extra credit”
by taking a break and learning their body mass index (BMI), blood
pressure or cholesterol levels.
Raise awareness of skin cancer prevention by providing a Let’s
Make a Deal-style prize to any student with sunscreen in their
Make motion part of your day. Some schools like to jumpstart the
day with five minutes of high-energy music and freestyle dancing.
This doesn’t just get the blood pumping, it also creates a moment
of fun that gets the day started on a bright note.
Invest in pedometers. For just a few dollars each, your students
and staff can measure whether they’re achieving the 10,000-stepa-day goal often prescribed by health practitioners. You might
even consider holding a class competition to see who is most on
the move during a given day or week.
Free Resources from NIH
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) website provides a range
of science-based health resources. Check out the following free
resources available at www.nih.gov/health/wellness.
• The NIH (News in Health) newsletter provides practical
health information based on NIH research. Articles provide
tips to help readers eat healthier, move more and learn the science behind medical topics like acupuncture, menopause and
• Smokefree.gov can help your staff and students quit smoking. Resources include a step-by-step quit guide, talk to an
expert feature and more.
• The Rethinking Drinking link provides research-based information about how drinking habits can affect a person’s health.
Visitors will learn how to recognize signs of alcohol problems
The Next Great Makeover
Vending Machines Get Healthy
& Socially Responsible
While the thought of vending machines usually conjures images
of boxy, antiquated machines that guzzle energy while vending
junk food, a new trend is transforming the vending industry into
something we can all get on board with: healthy vending.
Healthy Vending is the phrase used to describe vending
machines that vend better-for-you foods and drinks, including
fresh fruit, locally-sourced products, hummus and minimallyprocessed snack bars. Many healthy vending machines are also
eco-friendly and attached to social causes.
Healthy Vending machines are now making their way to cosmetology schools across the nation because they provide food and
drink options that are healthful, while also contributing to school
revenue via commission and energy savings. Many member
AACS schools have launched HUMAN Healthy Vending machine
programs, including Aveda Schools in Lafayette, LA, New York,
NY, and San Antonio, TX, and Paul Mitchell Schools in Frederick,
MD, Las Vegas, NV, and Spokane, WA.
When asked why companies should partner with a healthy vending company, RiAnne Yvette Leal, lead admissions advisor at
Aveda Institute, San Antonio, TX, said, “If they love their company and they love their guests as much as their staff, then they
should be promoting something that’s going to help their staff
and their guests keep coming back to work and keep coming
back for more services. So, by helping people maintain a healthy
lifestyle, you’re more likely to keep them coming back!”
Sean Kelly, CEO & Co-Founder of HUMAN Healthy Vending (www.
healthyvending.com), wants to make healthy food more convenient than junk food. HUMAN Healthy Vending has 1,200 healthy
vending machines in the field and is proud to be an affinity partner
and ways to cut back or quit drinking. Interactive tools calculate the calories and alcohol content of drinks.
Does your school have a wellness tip you’d like to share with
BeautyLink readers? Submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration in a future issue of BeautyLink.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 5, Issue 3
Message from the AACS President and CEA CO-Chairs
The Workings of Washington
Celebrate the Power of Educators
The Legacy of Madam Walker
Outside the Beauty Box
Part Art, Part Science
Beauty School Malpractice Liability Insurance
Leverage what Makes Your School Diff erent
Help Your Students Shine
Small Business Impacts
Voices from the Classroom
The Best in Business
Step by Step
How to Improve the Process
A Student’s Perspective
With a Little Help from Her Friends
Motivating Your Students
Beauty Changes Lives
2013 Spring Operations Conference
People & Places
New Products & Services
Associate Member Profiles
New School Members
Upcoming 2013-14 Events
Index to Advertisers
Beauty Link - Volume 5, Issue 3
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