The University of New Mexico’s Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) and Recreational Services launches the Lobo Wellness program at a kickoff event Thursday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UNM Student Union Building (SUB).

The program is dedicated to increasing student knowledge of life-long holistic health. With a one-time payment of $50 students have access to all SHAC’s mental health workshops, two visits with a nutritionist and a personal training workshop from Jan. 25 to March 15.

“This program is aimed at ALL students to learn how to nourish their bodies both nutritionally and physically, as well as to increase their mental and emotional health,” said Tiffany Martinez-Durant, UNM health and education outreach specialist.

Lobo Wellness, previously "SHAC Healthy Weight" was revamped during the Fall 2017 semester by SHAC health promotion, SHAC nutrition, SHAC Student Health Leadership Committee and Recreational Services. The healthy weight program had been around for about 2 to 3 years. However, when working with the students it was concluded that it did not serve the whole population. Therefore, together SHAC created a new name, logo and aspect of the personal training section to appeal to more students.

For more information visit SHAC or call 277-3136.