Campus Rec Nourish Wellness Fair to promote wellbeing of PSU community
Author: Katy Swordfisk, PSU Media & PR
Posted: May 7, 2019
 Wellness looks different person to person.
That’s why Portland State University Campus Recreation’s annual Nourish Wellness Fair on May 8 will incorporate everything from physical activity and healthy eating to mental health and spirituality, said Mimi Boumatar, a PSU health promotion graduate student coordinator.

“It’s a centralized place for students, faculty and staff to really understand all of the options available for you to take care of yourself and embrace wellness,” Boumatar said. Creating a space that’s easily accessible is key.

The 9th annual Nourish Wellness Fair will kick off at noon on May 8 and runs until 2 p.m. at Portland State’s Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center. It’s the second time the fair has been held in the Viking Pavilion, which allows Campus Rec to offer even more benefits to the PSU community.

Free 10-minute massages, for example, are on deck for the fair.

PSU Eats will also return with its test kitchen to showcase different easy, healthy snack options.

 To further encourage the PSU community to explore the different wellness options located on campus or in the downtown area, visitors will be given a passport to collect stamps from the different booths. Passports with enough stamps will be given raffle tickets to win one of several prizes available, including a virtual reality Headset, 90-minute chiropractic yoga therapy session or a gym bag full of KIND snacks.


Boumatar said the fair will touch on all aspects of the wellness wheel: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual.

“Whatever it is you're looking for, I genuinely feel like you can find it,” she added.

Find more information about the Nourish Wellness Fair here.