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Steven’s Boys and Girls Club

This summer I had the privilege to volunteer at a local Boys and Girls Club in Chattanooga. My group worked with middle school aged kids once a week. Our goal each time was to educate them on various health and nutrition concepts. This is a passion of mine and I was very excited to have this opportunity. The group of kids each week consisted of around 20-30 students. This

Amy Boys and Girls Club

I had the opportunity to work with a group of 6th-8th graders on health education through a COMPASS grant during my summer semester. This experience was at the Boys and Girls Club of Chattanooga on June 16, 2015. The group of adolescents was quite lively and rambunctious but was also bright and receptive to the lesson plan. We discussed the importance of eating 5 or more fruits and vegetables

Cadina Boys and Girls Club

I’m very passionate about being involved in the community and I love working with youth. However, it was always challenging for me to volunteer at the Boy’s & Girl’s Club due to my class and work schedule each semester. I was automatically onboard when Dr. Howard-Baptiste informed me there would be an opportunity to volunteer during the summer. One of the highlights of my volunteer experience at the Boy’s and

Alyssa Boys and Girls Club

My name is Alyssa Allen and I am a graduate student studying Physical Activity and Public Health at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Over the past few months, our department has been working in collaboration with Master’s of Athletic Training students, Nursing students, and others on the COMPASS Grant Program. COMPASS stands for Combating Obesity’s Multiple chronic conditions through Preparation Activities Shared among Students. As a student in

Creating a New Norm

It seems that every few months, regardless of what industry you work in, we are bombarded with a new set of buzzwords or key phrases that some how seem to “revolutionize” the industry.  Phrases like “think outside the box”….”it is what it is”…. and “synergy” are used to the point of ad nauseam and often times fail to actually communicate anything meaningful.   If you work in any of

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50th Anniversary of FNP

This week marks the 50th Anniversary for FNPs.  Click on the link below to watch a special message from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)