MISSOULA – What started out as a magazine sharing University of Montana students’ stories and tips on healthy living has been reimagined for the digital world. Curry Health Center’s Wellness department is relaunching Health Nut magazine as a blog on Monday, Nov. 9.
Originally named Health 101, Health Nut magazine began in 2010 as a way to inform students about everything from fitness tips to articles on healthy eating and safe sex.
“What’s awesome about Health Nut is the fact that it’s produced by UM students,” said Health Promotion Specialist Brent Hildebrand. “The blog’s content is really relatable for and specific to the student body here in Missoula.”
The new version of Health Nut will continue to bring students stories about healthy living with specific insights for living on campus, local food and life in Montana. Health Nut will publish every Monday during fall and spring semesters at http://healthnut.umt.edu. The new format is designed for easy viewing on computers, tablets and mobile phones.
“We know students use phones as their primary way to consume content,” said Jessica Vizzutti, media specialist at Curry Health Center. “We want to stay relevant to our audience and make it easy for them to connect with Health Nut.”
Managed by students working in Curry Health Center Wellness, the weekly publication is just one of many ways the department keeps students at the center of its focus.
“The Wellness Department at Curry Health Center is always cutting edge when it comes to helping students be healthy,” said Linda Green, director of Wellness at Curry Health Center. “We reach students through social media, we offer individualized wellness coaching and with the digital launch of Health Nut, this information is easily accessible for busy students.”
The student staff members hope to continue their cutting-edge work by including more video and multimedia content in the coming months. Students interested in contributing are encouraged to call Curry Health Wellness at 406-243-2809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.