Fri. May 17th, 2024

With terms like “Eat Clean,” “Organic,” “Sustainable” and “Non-GMO” being tossed around in the world of health and wellness today, it can be confusing to know where to start when attempting to make healthy decisions.

There are many different avenues ,and it seems as though everyone has their own path that they deem to be the best to travel. A group of health conscious students have felt this exact confusion themselves and have decided to unite in an attempt to promote overall wellness as well as put any kind of shame to the side.

Eat Real and Grow is an initiative turning into a growing, on-campus club in search of passionate members with a desire to see healthy changes within themselves, the campus, the community and the world.

We want to bring back the importance of knowing where our food comes from in order for us to make more conscious decisions because what we feed our bodies is sacred and should be treated as such. With so many different paths to take, we encourage each member to be vocal in their beliefs and to be respectful to others, as we are all experiencing the world in our own, unique way.

You never know who you are inspiring, so be true, be you and share with the world! In our meetings, there is no caste system, and our executive board members take care to make that very clear. We enjoy sitting amongst each other, preferably in a circle, and use the time we have to hear from everybody who wishes to share their vision for wellness.

To start on the journey, we simply ask our members to be the happiest and healthiest version of themselves that they can be in hopes that their light will be shared with others.

Going further, we offer opportunities to collaborate with other university organizations, businesses within the community and get creative within this organization as we have many initiatives in the works.
We encourage you to be a part of something new and exciting on campus that will make a lasting impact on the university and the community.

Remember, as Buddah says, “Your body is precious. It is your vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.”

The next meeting is on Monday, April 11 in Main Hall room 201 from 7-8 p.m. Please feel free to contact us by email , follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see our progress and check out #eatrealandgrow to join the movement yourselves. See you soon!

Leann Cotton is a third-year student majoring in professional studies with minors in contemplative studies and nutrition. Contact them at

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