The Health AWAREness program, a part of the Center for Health and Well-Being, is pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 Love Your Body Poster Contest–Holly Sammons.
When asked about the motivation behind her poster, Holly shared, “…I learned to love myself for who I was, because beauty comes in all sizes, so I thought I would share my positivity towards my body by entering this contest, so that others could do the same.”
Several students participated in the poster contest to demonstrate that beauty is not determined by body size, race, age, or physical appearance. The poster contest was a part of Love Your Body week, a campaign sponsored by Health AWAREness to encourage students to love their bodies by promoting healthy body image.
To Sammons, “Love Your Body” means that you, “accept yourself no matter what you look like. Even if you’re not the weight you want to be, or think you have different flaws or imperfections, you are perfect exactly the way you are. If you looked any different, you wouldn’t be you!”
To Learn more about IUP’s Love Your Body Campaign, visit the Love Your Body AWAREness website.
This contest was sponsored by Health AWAREness. The Health AWAREness program encourages students to make healthy lifestyle choices, advocates for a campus community that supports students’ well-being, and provides intervention and referrals to meet students’ health needs. Through peer education programs and AWAREness campaigns, students can learn how to develop lifestyles that promote lifelong wellness. For more information, visit the Health AWAREness website.