Lunch & Learn: What do food labels REALLY mean?


What: What do food labels REALLY mean?
When: Thursday, January 16, 2014
12:10 – 1 p.m. OR 4:40 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: University Union, Phoenix A
Presenter: Laura Stalland, Dietetics Intern
Bachelor of Science in Human Biology with an emphasis in Nutrition
Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between “low fat” and ” fat free”  or even what “organic” vs. “natural” REALLY mean when reading a food label? Come learn how to quickly scan various food products, and figure out which ones work best for you and your health goals!
Have a topic you would like to suggest for a lunch and learn or future wellness event?  Take the 2014 Wellness Committee programming survey to provide us with your thoughts and feedback.
Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Winter Break Fitness Challenge


What: Winter Break Fitness Challenge
When: Monday December 23, 2013 – Sunday, January 26, 2014
Where: UW Green Bay Kress Events Center
Whether you frequent the Kress or have yet to visit since the announcement of the Faculty/Staff Free Membership Program, NOW is your time to do so while working towards rad prizes! All Faculty/Staff have free UNLIMITED access to the Kress Events Center over the Winter Break time period.To Participate:

  1. Visit the Kress during business hours and check-in at the front desk (campus ID & a second pair of shoes required).
  2. Ask the front desk attendant for an entry slip for the Faculty/Staff Winter Break Fitness Challenge.
  3. Complete the slip(s) and give back to the front desk attendant to enter for the drawing.

See the flyer for more information, including prizes and timelines for the drawings.  Let’s keep it HOT inside the Kress these cold winter days!

Relay for Life Kickoff Party


Cancer remains the second most common cause of death in the US, accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. The American Cancer Society leads the search for cancer’s causes and cures and helps save lives!

Come to the Relay for Life kickoff meeting to learn more about the event and how you can form a team and be part of the Relay.

What:   Relay for Life Kick off informational session
When:  Monday, December 2nd
5 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: the Mauthe Center
This informational session will inform you about UW Green Bay’s Relay being held on Friday, April 26, 2014. Can’t make it? Watch the Wellness Committee website for further information. 

Lunch and Learn: Okinawan Diet and Lifestyle


What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Okinawan Diet and Lifestyle
When: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
12 – 12:40 p.m. 
Where: University Union
Phoenix B 
Dr. Akishi Oshita from of Cornerstone Chiropractic will be giving a nutrition and lifestyle presentation on the Okinawan Diet.  This people of Okinawa Japan have some of the longest life expectancy in the world.  In addition, Okinawans have very low rates of cancer in comparison to Americans. Dr. Aki who is originally from Japan, will be discussing this diet and lifestyle. Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Jingle Bell Run


 Jingle Bell Run
Saturday, December 7, 2013
8:00 a.m.
UW Green Bay Kress Events Center 

REGISTER TODAY to join UW-Green Bay’s team for the 2013 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. This is a fun, festive, family friendly event! Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and join us for some holiday cheer. Adult Registration- $25, Youth Registration (12 and under) $15. Register by Monday, November 18th to get the UW-Green Bay team name included on your t-shirt. The wellness committee will be giving away a prize to the first 10 registrants who register before Friday, November 22nd!

Wellness Committee: Power Yoga & Nidra


Please join us for our upcoming Yoga event!
Power Yoga & Nidra
Thursday, November 7
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Special Events Room
Other notes:

  • This event is FREE to students, faculty/staff and Kress members
  • Participants are encouraged to bring a sweatshirt, blanket and/or pillow for the Nidra portion
  • This event is for ALL levels – experienced or new to yoga, you are sure to find your place on the mat

Get your sweat on from temple to toe.  Led by certified Yoga instructor, Liz.  This 90 minute practice starts with a flowing Power Yoga practice, and will be closed with a deep meditation (Nidra) where you will be invited to surrender to the ultimate state of letting go.

Mid semester can be stressful, why not work it out on the mat with a good sweat followed by a chance to take time for yourself and simply just breathe.

We hope you’ll join us for this magical event!

Please feel free to respond to this email, or email Liz at branel06@uwgb.edu, if you have any questions!

Wellness Committee Fruit & Vegetable Challenge



The Wellness Committee is sponsoring a month long nutrition challenge encouraging employees to track their fruit and vegetable consumption and increase their daily servings.

Throughout the month of November, employees are encouraged to keep track of their daily servings of fruit and vegetables on the tracking forms provided.  At the end of each week, participants will turn in their tracking form to wellness@uwgb.edu and weekly drawings will be held for prizes.  At the end of the month, a grand prize drawing will be held, with the winner receiving two Green Bay Gamblers Tickets.

Details on the Fruit and Vegetable Challenge and Tracking Forms.

If you have any questions, please contact the Wellness Committee at wellness@uwgb.edu.

Festival Foods 6th Annual Turkey Trot

What: Festival Foods 6th Annual Turkey Trot
When: Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 28th
8:00 a.m.
Where: ShopKo Hall (Next to the Resch Center)
1901 S. Oneida Street
Green Bay
Register Now for this fun event! Register before October 31st for just $18, which includes a bib, timing chip (for 5 milers), post-race refreshments, long sleeved t-shirt AND a pumpkin pie! Visit http://www.festivalfoodsturkeytrot.com for race information and other locations.

The Turkey Trot offers two events – a five mile run and a two mile walk – to accommodate participants of all ages and abilities. Attendees enjoy the upbeat music, high quality long-sleeved t-shirts and free Festival Foods pumpkin pies at the finish line that they can take home and enjoy with their family. New this year- the Dog Jog, a separate group just for dogs and their humans. The Dog Jog will start at the back of the 2 mile event.

The Turkey Trot benefits the Boys & Girls Club and YMCA in communities Festival serves. Both of those organizations provide volunteers in return for monetary proceeds. In the past five years, the Turkey Trot has donated more than $681,000! Register Now for this fun event! Attached to this e-mail is a helpful training guide for the days leading up to this event! 

Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Learn 2 Curl at the Green Bay Curling Club


What: Want to try the sport of Curling? Sign up for a “Learn 2 Curl” lesson! In just one short lesson you will be ready for league play and bonspieling (tournaments)
When: Monday, October 14
6:00 p.m.
Where:  Green Bay Curling Club
781 Potts Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54304
  It takes about an hour to go through the teaching sequence with an “end” (similar to a baseball inning) or two to practice a game situation.The ice house is about 40 degrees. Please plan accordingly and bring light weight gloves and hats. Wear warm, loose fitting clothing as you will need to stretch while delivering the stone.The Learn 2 Curl program is sponsored by the Green Bay Curling Club and is open to the public, therefore spouses, children and friends are encouraged to attend! Cost is $5/person for adults. Kids are free.Please RSVP to the Wellness Committee at wellness@uwgb.edu. If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Aoki at aokik@uwgb.edu

Lunch and Learn: ZUM 101: Intro to Zumba

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:
What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
ZUM:101 Intro to Zumba
When:  Thursday, October 3, 2013
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Where: University Union – Phoenix C
Come join licensed Kress Fitness Center Zumba instructor, Kristy Aoki, and other members of the wellness committee in an introductory session of Zumba.  During this time you will learn the basic steps that are often used in many dance based fitness classes (Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue). Each style will be broken down followed by an opportunity to try the step in a song.  This will be a low-impact workout. Comfortable clothes and shoes are encouraged.  Want to give Zumba a try in full swing?  See the Kress Events Center Fall 2013 Group Fitness Schedule for scheduled Zumba classes!