Simpson University Recognized as Healthy Shasta Partner

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Healthy Shasta Partner

REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University was one of 21 partners recognized this month during Healthy Shasta’s 10th anniversary Partnership Leadership Team event.

Healthy Shasta is a partnership of North State agencies that seeks to promote healthy and active living through initiatives such as walking and biking and healthy food systems.

Simpson University has partnered with Healthy Shasta for eight years, participating in events such as the annual Walk This Way fundraiser, holding an employee pedometer challenge, and more.

With help from a Healthy Shasta grant, the Simpson class of 2015 purchased a water-bottle filling station for its senior class gift last spring. The university now has six stations in three buildings on campus.

“Simpson University has been a great Healthy Shasta partner,” said Healthy Shasta coordinator Shellisa Moore. “They have shown their commitment to Healthy Shasta and making the healthy choice the easy choice for their employees and students through the many changes they have made for their staff and the students, from offering less sugary beverages in the cafeteria and replacing with flavored water, to installing water-bottle filling stations for students and employees, to encouraging employees to take walking breaks.”

For more information about Healthy Shasta, visit

Photo: Healthy Shasta community partners were recognized during a 10th anniversary Partnership Leadership Event in October. Simpson University representative Roger Janis is front row, third from right.

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Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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