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Annual Mindful Miner Health Fair encourages a healthy lifestyle

Claudia Hernandez
UTEP Health Fair at Tomas Rivera Conference Center Wednesday July 17, 2019.

UTEP’s Department of Human Resources hosted its annual Mindful Miner Health Fair on Wednesday, July 17, at the Thomas Rivera Conference Center.

The Mindful Miner Health Fair is an event organized to give local health care providers, alongside local insurance vendors the opportunity to share information and resources about nutrition, exercise, and mindful habits that can help encourage a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

“Our goal is to provide our employees and retirees with information and resources from the community and from our UTEP departments,” Monica Ramos, the Associate Director of Human Resources said. 

“Really what we focus on is the well-being of our employees in their health, wellness, body, and mind,” she added. 

Information and resources were certainly abundant with over 60 vendors participating, ranging from local gyms, hospitals, and clinics, to nationwide insurance providers, big-name nutrition brands, and other chain wellness facilities. 

Some of the UT system vendors were among the long list of participants as well.

“This is one of our best fair, and it’s also one of our biggest,” Ramos said.

With such a successful turnout this year, Human Resources hopes to set the bar even higher next year. 

“Definitely for next year’s health fair we will hopefully strive to bring in more vendors so that we can provide more information to our employees and retirees,”Florina Barnett, the Director of Human Resources said. 

 “We also want to make sure that we review the assessment that we’re given from this health fair so that we can be cognizant of what we did right and what we can improve upon” Barnett said.

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Margaret Cataldi
Margaret Cataldi is a junior at the University of Texas at El Paso majoring in Multimedia Journalism and minoring in Philosophy. She is the Multimedia Editor at the Prospector where she oversees the creation of video content. She also produces the Prospector Podcast, a bi-weekly show that covers current events affecting the student body and the broader borderland community. Margaret enjoys investigating current events in news, politics and entertainment and analyzing how these topics intersect and shape society as a whole. After graduation, she plans to continue her education by pursuing a Master's degree in Sociology.
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