Consider these facts:
- More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese
- Obesity-related conditions (heart disease, stroke, etc.) are some of the leading causes of death in the U.S.
- Most overweight adults had healthy BMIs until college.
- Demands for health services and counseling psychologists are constantly on the rise by university students throughout the nation.
Healthy Grad is a student-run organization dedicated to resolving the problems above by promoting healthy lifestyles among college students through fitness, nutrition, and mental health. Founded in 2012 by several Rice University and UT Austin students, Healthy Grad provides not only online resources such as evaluations, blog articles, and discussion forums, but also local university chapters that host competitions, meetings, and services for all college students.