The Wellness Committee will provide appropriate health and wellness guidelines and recommendations to assist with positive and well informed lifestyle modifications for the NCC campus and associated individuals, while acting as role models.
The Norwalk Community College Wellness Committee is committed to improving the health and wellness of the Campus Community by fostering a conducive environment to maximize institutional and individual wellness goals.
The purpose of the Wellness Initiative is to provide information for healthy living options needed for lifestyle modification. This initiative is exclusively offered tor our campus community, including faculty/ staff and students. All of the services offered through the Wellness Initiative are voluntary and intended to provide evidence-based information regarding one's personal health and wellness status. The Wellness Initiative will allow for healthy choices in each of the seven domains of wellness, including physical, social, environmental, intellectual, emotional, occupational and spiritual (non-religious).
Co-Chair; Director of Exercise Science and Wellness
Co-Chair; Director of Human Resources
Assistant Director of Wellness
Director of the Norwalk City Public Health Department
Interim Assistant to the Director of Human Resources
Database Assistant for Institutional Effectiveness
Assistant to the Director of Human Resources
Registered Dietitian; NCC Adjunct
Registered Dietitian; NCC Adjunct
Professor of Biology
Exercise Science Student
Professor of Exercise Science
Program Coordinator for Business Administration
Click here for Weekly Walking Schedule (Week of December 8th)
Click here for Weekly Walking Schedule (Week of December 1st)
The Wellness Walks will end on Thursday December 11, 2014.
The walks will resume indoors on of Tuesday January 27, 2015.
Detailed information on indoor walking routes coming soon!
Starting at the main entrance of the Center for Science, Health and Wellness, walks will be led twice per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 9:00 am and 12:00 pm each day. These walks are intended to last from 15-30 minutes and will be guided by a different NCC community member each time. During guided walks, the leader will discuss a topic of interest while you walk our ~1 mile course, which is located on both the west and east campuses. This walking route is approved by the Norwalk City Public Health Department's NorWALKER Program.
Click here for Wellness Walks Map
All participants will be able to access the Wellness Walks Calculator on the Wellness Committee website and by entering body weight and time taken to walk the course you will be able to determine total calories expended.
Click here for Wellness Walks Calculator
Not only do we hope you will participate in the
Wellness Walks, we are also looking for volunteers to help lead the
walking course as well. If you are interested in walking or wish
to engage in social conversation about a topic that interests you,
please sign-up to be a leader. For more information about the
Wellness Walking Course, please do not hesitate to contact Nicole Hafner
To sign-up to be a walking guide please contact Jennifer Lipps at
The Wellness Committee and BESBE Cafe Services have partnered to offer nutritional information for all prepared foods in the East and West Campus Cafes. This information will encourage consumers to consider Healthy Food Choices when dining in our facilities. Consumers will be be informed of serving sizes, total calories per serving, total fat, saturated fat and sodium content for all food items sold. All nutritional content will be reviewed by dietitians working with the Wellness Committee.
Click here for NCC Campus Cafe Menu Nutrition Chart
This information is also available in the East and West Campus Cafeterias
Beginning in Fall 2014, Tuesdays herald the arrival of a Farmer's Market on campus. Gazy Brothers Farm of nearby Oxford, CT will provide fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruit, and herbs. This bounty of our Connecticut earth may be purchased by any member of the college community. Cash and check payments only. Your own reusable bags are welcome!
Hours for the Farmer's Market
Look for information on the return of the Farmer's Market in Spring 2015.
Norwalk Community College is the second state facility in Connecticut to implement a Tobacco Free Campus, which will officially begin on October 1, 2014. The Wellness Committee and Norwalk City Health Department are supporters of this policy.
Click here for Smoke Cessation Programs
For more information about the Tobacco Free Campus contact Louisa Jones in the Human Resources Office at email@example.com.
The Health Risk Assessment (HRA) will be a voluntary survey open to all faculty and staff here at NCC. This survey will be completed electronically with guaranteed anonymity. The data collected from this HRA assessment will provide the Wellness Committee with information to identify and address the specific health and wellness needs of the campus. For those individuals willing to share their information, the HRA can also act as a method of determining progress made with lifestyle changes and/or exercise prescription.
The HRA is near completion and will be tentatively released in January 2015
Every fall and spring semester, the Pitney Bowes Foundation Wellness Center, in collaboration with the Wellness Committee, Exercise Science Student Club and Wellness Club, will offer a monthly wellness series. The Wellness Series will include health screenings, lectures and interactive workshops on a variety of health and wellness topics, presented by regional professionals, clinicians and practitioners.
The Pitney Bowes Foundation Wellness Center at NCC is a state-of-the-art fitness facility that is committed to improving the general well being of all patrons. We encourage safe and effective exercise in an effort to improve one's quality of life. The Pitney Bowes Foundation Center also offers a variety of Physical Activity Courses that meet for 10 weeks every fall and spring semester. For more information on the Pitney Bowes Foundation Wellness Center or the Physical Activity Courses, please click on the links below: