Learn Healthy


Lynchburg is graced with numerous and diverse colleges – Live Healthy Lynchburg has recently invited them to collaborate through our Learn Healthy Coalition. Contact LiveHealthyLynchburg@gmail.com for more information!  This section includes links to health & wellness centers, updates on our Learn Healthy College Coalition meetings, and Dorm Room Recipes!


Averett University – Health & Wellness

Bluefield College – Health Services

Central Virginia Community College

Liberty University – Health Services

Lynchburg College – Health Center

Mary Baldwin College – Wellness – this page is a little different! Check it out and see if your college would consider expanding its resources

Randolph College – Health Center

Sweet Briar College – Health and Counseling

Virginia University of Lynchburg



chef peterJune 14, 2013:  Did you know that Reber-Thomas Dining Hall on the campus of Liberty University has more options than the food court at the mall?  Live Healthy Lynchburg took a tour and was especially impressed by Sodexho’s new Simple Servings and Wellness Zone which features delicious, homemade meals, prepared without 7 of the 8 FDA most common allergies. Favorites like roast pork, rotisserie chicken, baked sweet potatoes, steamed green beans, and a beautiful hummus bar can be found there daily! Robin Quay, Registered Dietitian works with students with special dietary needs due to managing a chronic disease or to being an athlete.  Peter Jerominek, Liberty University’s Chef, holds cooking classes.  Fit Flames is another tool to help students have healthy snacks on hands. It’s a book that includes a dorm grocery list and supplies, and recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. 

16353_Nutrition_WebsiteBannerLU is working to create a culture of activity through a variety of opportunities on campus for physical activity.  Thanks to Club Sports, Intramural Sports, Student Activities, Community Garden, SnowFlex, Ice Center, Trail System, Skate Park, Equestrian Center, Sports Racquet, and LaHaye Student Center , nearly 4000 students participate in 20 different intramural sports, and this number is expected to grow as new sports are offered.  There are 65 miles of usable trails for walking, hiking, running, and biking, as well as an ATV/motocross track. Paintball fields, archery range, disc golf course, outdoor pool, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, and opportunities for individual and small group personal training  are accessible to the 13,000+ students, faculty, and staff. Many of the facilities are open to public use as well. New additions coming soon include more sand volleyball courts, outdoor recreation amenities such as ropes courses and climbing walls, and expansion at the Sports Racquet and the LaHaye Student Center. In 2013, for the second year in a row, Liberty will be paying for any faculty that want to participate in the Virginia 10-Miler race!

Learn Healthy continues to discuss ways for our local colleges and universities to partner to promote healthy lifestyles and campuses. Ideas include inter-college competitions, shared participation in community service events, collaboration between dining operators on successful recipes or dining hall design, involving more students in health-related academic disciplines in the work of community health, and connecting with the public as leaders on healthy eating and active living. Contact LHL if you want to join us at our next meeting at Lynchburg College in the fall.



Mediterranean Surprise

Ingredients: brown rice (or other whole grain like quinoa, whole wheat pasta, etc), feta cheese, olive oil, raisins, almonds, garlic, parsley, kalamata or black olives, diced tomatoes, shredded chicken or cubed chicken breast (optional)

Directions: Cook rice according to package directions. When it’s almost done, mix in a small handful of feta cheese, a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, a handful of raisins, a handful of almonds, and parsley/salt/pepper to taste. Make it extra special by adding olives, garlic, and diced tomatoes.

Addictive Garlic Parmesan Kale Chips

Ingredients: 1/2 bunch of kale (enough to fill up a salad spinner), 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, a sprinkling of salt, a few tablespoons of grated Parmesan.

Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Tear the leaves off the kale stems. Rinse and dry your kale leaves in a salad spinner. Put kale leaves in a bowl and toss with olive oil first, then add garlic powder and salt. Grate a few tablespoons of Parmesan cheese on top and toss to combine. Spread the leaves out evenly on a baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes, until slightly browned and crisp. Enjoy!


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