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"Committed to healthy lifestyles"


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A Healthy Day Starts with a Healthy Commute   Increase your steps and your health with a commute to/from campus involving biking, walking or public transportation. By taking the bus or train, you’ll be avoiding that drive in traffic, as well as enabling you to get some walking in to/from the bus stop and campus. Want even more? Try starting your day by biking or walking to school and around campus. It’s a great way to stay fit, out of traffic and keep the environment happy. Find your new, healthy, more fit commute easily by visiting or calling 1-877-CTrides (287-4337). We’ll get you fixed up with everything you need to live life well.

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Mission Statement

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 to 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).

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Our committee members

Nicole Hafner

Chair, Exercise Science Faculty

Therese Marrocco

Past Chair, Director of Human Resources 

Paul Gallo

Director of Exercise Science and Wellness 

Timothy Callahan

Director of the Norwalk City Public Health Department

Louisa Jones 

 Human Resources Associate

Steve Mendes

Associate Registrar

Kimberly Bryant-Smith

Human Resources Assistant

Pat Baird

Registered Dietitian; NCC Adjunct

Lisa Vitanza-Bunce

Registered Dietitian; NCC Adjunct

Jonathon McMenamin-Balano

Professor of Biology

Anthony Celis

Exercise Science Student

Catherine Neiswonger

Director, Child Development Labratory School 

Justin Davis  

Program Coordinator for Business Administration

Maria Grayson

Program Coordinator for Respiratory Care

Riaz Lilani

Professor of Math

Paula Santos

NCC Student

Catherine Neiswonger

Director, Child Development Labratory School 






Outdoor guided walks will resume on Tuesday September 8th.  Walks will be led every Tuesday at 9:00 am and Thursday at 12:00pm.  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.  


Not only do we hope you will participate in the Outdoor Wellness Walks, we are also looking for volunteers to help lead 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 Indoor Wellness Walking Course, please do not hesitate to contact Nicole Hafner at  To sign-up to be a walking guide please contact Jennifer Lipps at or 203-857-7148.


Click here for Wellness Walks Map


All participants will can access the Wellness Walks Calculator below and determine total calories expended by entering body weight and time taken to walk the outdoor course. 


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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

Click here for Know Your Nutrients Nutrients

This information is also available in the East and West Campus Cafeterias


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. 

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For more information about the Tobacco Free Campus contact Louisa Jones in the Human Resources Office at

Health Risk Assessment (HRA)

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.

Health Risk Assessment Survey

wellness series

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. 

Pitney Bowes Foundation Wellness Center

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:

Pitney Bowes Foundation Wellness Center

Group Fitness Courses