Stories this week at Wake Forest University

WINTER EATING: DON’T EAT MORE, EAT MORE OFTEN— Preventing winter weight gain may be a challenge for many people, but when you eat can be just as important as what you eat, says Beverly Nesbit, a nutritionist in the health and exercise science department at Wake Forest. “Eating more often is actually a trick to eating less,” says Nesbit. “Eating several small meals controls hunger throughout the day and prevents excess eating at one sitting, which may lead to greater fat storage.” She suggests keeping healthy snacks in locations where they are always in reach— a purse or briefcase, at the office and at home. “Pretzels, dried fruit, low-fat pudding cups and mini-bagels are all satisfying and healthy choices.” To arrange an interview with Nesbit, contact Sarah Smith at manselss@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5237.

POINTS FOR PINTS CONTINUES, SUPPORTS RECENT DROP IN NATION’S BLOOD SUPPLY— According to a recent Associated Press story, thousands of people who pledged to donate blood after Sept. 11 are not doing so, forcing the nation’s blood supply down to pre-attack levels and creating shortages in many areas. Wake Forest is one of 19 NCAA universities competing in the new Points for Pints program, one American Red Cross effort to keep supply levels up. Each school has held several blood drives during the fall and will continue them through March. During the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the school with the highest percentage of student, faculty and staff donors will be presented with a trophy. The next drive at Wake Forest will be Feb. 13 from 1-6:30 p.m. in Benson University Center. Wake Forest students, faculty and staff have donated 162 units of blood for this cause so far. For more information, contact the News Service.

STUDENT GROUPS RETURN FROM LATIN AMERICAN SERVICE TRIPS SUNDAY— Three Wake Forest student groups will return Sunday from Latin American service projects during the winter break. The Catholic Campus Community went to Costa Rica to work with Nicaraguan refugees. HOPE Scholars traveled to rural Honduras where they helped with construction projects. Finally, the City of Joy Scholars went to Mexico City to work with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. To interview students who participated in these service trips, contact the News Service. To view the full release on the trips, visit the News Service Web site, www.wfu.edu/wfunews.

STUDENT-DESIGNED GREETING CARD SALES RAISE $1,500 FOR SEPTEMBER 11 FUND— Blank greeting cards featuring Wake Forest’s Unity and Hope theme year logo are still on sale at the College Book Store. One hundred percent of the $10 charged for each pack of 10 cards will go to the September 11 Fund that was set up by the United Way and the New York Community Foundation. To date, card sales have raised $1,500. Senior Melissa McGhie of Miami, Fla., designed the theme year logo. For more information, contact the News Service.

REYNOLDA CAMPUS SPRING SEMESTER CLASSES— Classes for the spring semester begin Jan. 15 for undergraduate students and students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Divinity School and Calloway School of Business and Accountancy. Students in the Babcock Graduate School of Management and the Wake Forest School of Law started classes Jan. 7.

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