Strategic Initiative: Health and Wellness Program

Provide midshipmen with comprehensive programs that promote lifelong health, nutrition and general physical and emotional wellness

Initiative Description:

  • Combine the efforts of dietitians, psychologists, athletic trainers and counselors in educating midshipmen, faculty and staff on health and wellness issues such as substance abuse, tobacco usage, physical development, use of dietary supplements, weight control, eating disorders and the value of a proper diet. The next phase will establish a permanent location to support this activity

Expected Outcome/Benefit:

  • Greater appreciation for the importance of lifelong health and fitness among midshipmen, faculty and staff
  • Increase the focus on prevention rather than treatment
  • Prepare midshipmen to take a leadership role in promoting healthy living at their future commands
  • Provide early detection and treatment of performance inhibitors such as eating disorders, alcohol misuse and weight problems

Executive Sponsor:  Commandant

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