BU Sargent College Kicks Off Healthy Lifestyle Challenge with Free Breakfast on October 4

Contact: Pamela Powell, (617) 353-0197 | ppowell@bu.edu

(Boston) – Join us for a free breakfast as we kick off the “Sargent Healthy Lifestyle Challenge” in the Sargent College lobby at 635 Commonwealth Avenue on Monday, October 4 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Stop by to receive a free breakfast bag, learn about the challenge and find out how to join.

This yearlong challenge is a fun way for Sargent College students to encourage the greater BU community to incorporate healthy habits into everyday life. In addition to the physical benefits of each challenge participants will have many chances to win prizes along the way and will receive a gift at the end for being part of the challenge.

Each challenge will be a lifestyle tip, change or recommendation created by Sargent students and faculty members that promote healthy living. Although these steps are small and easy to incorporate into daily life, they can make a big difference in energy level, weight and overall health and wellbeing. Challenges will come from all program areas in the College including health sciences, communication disorders, nutrition, athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy and rehabilitation counseling.

Beginning with the kick off, a new challenge will be unveiled on the challenge website every two weeks through April, 2005. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with a link to the new challenge where they will be asked to answer a brief questionnaire about their experience with the previous challenge before viewing the new one. After completing the survey, participants are entered into the bi-weekly raffle.

“With our 75th anniversary at BU this year and 125 years since our founding in 2006, the Challenge is a way for us to share our many years of knowledge and expertise with members of the BU community and beyond,” said Lois Nunez, associate dean of BU Sargent College. “Our goal is to show participants that small lifestyle changes can make a big difference in their overall wellbeing.”

The Healthy Lifestyle Challenge is open to everyone including all BU students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends as well as anyone else in the greater community interested in participating.

For more information or to register for the challenge, please visit

Boston University (BU) Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is an institution of higher education, research and clinical centers whose premier academic programs prepare dynamic health professionals and whose research and leadership in the health and rehabilitation sciences is actively shaping health care. BU Sargent College is the only private institution in the country offering five nationally ranked graduate programs in health and rehabilitation sciences. For more information and to learn about degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, communication disorders, health sciences, athletic training, nutrition, and rehabilitation counseling, visit http://www.bu.edu/sargent.