College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Nutrition & Food Science

Get Fruved Campus Involvement Spring 2018

Get Fruved Events!

Get Fruved Campus Involvement Spring 2018

This Spring semester dietetic students have been busy planning activities for Get Fruved, a USDA funded health and wellness project comprised of 45 intervention schools. Planned events promote nutritional, physical and emotional wellness among UMD college students. Events include:


Salsa Party - March 8th: Get Fruved volunteers helped to increase fruits and vegetables consumption among college students. Volunteers helped make and hand out salsa samples and educational material all while dressed in fruit and veggie costumes.

Spoon Fest, an event held in Hornbake Plaza featuring local food companies and restaurants on March 30th. Get Fruved volunteers held a table at the event providing healthy balanced breakfast education and delicious giveaways such as snack bars and fresh fruit--which make up a healthy snack. 

Undergrad Research Day - April 25th: Dietetic students with Get Fruved presented two posters related to Get Fruved research studies. The posters were 1. “Student Life: Assessment of Lifestyle Factors Among College Students” and 2. “Food Security and Health Behaviors Among College Students”. This event was held at the Grand Ballroom of the STAMP Student Center.



Maryland (Ag) Day - April 28th: Get Fruved partnered with Healthy Eating Discovery summer camp and held a table on McKeldin Mall. Over 85,000 visitors came to UMD campus and over twenty families stopped by our tables. Children loved the fun, interactive and educational games we provided including MyPlate nutrition jeopardy, bean bag toss, coloring aprons, temporary tattoos and of course the Get Fruved characters.

Stress Relief Event: On Reading Day, the day before finals week, Get Fruved hosted a table outside of McKeldin Library with materials to create stress balls. Students had fun taking a study break to make stress balls out of sand, sugar and flour. Not only are stress balls are a great way to relieve stress, but making them was a therapeutic-like activity students enjoyed. Students also had fun designing their stress balls with words of encouragement and silly faces.

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