Wellness Committee Fruit & Vegetable Challenge

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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!

Benefits Open Lab Sessions

This year we will once again be offering Benefits Open Lab Sessions. Stop by any of the following open lab sessions to ask benefits questions, learn more about 2014 benefits changes, and receive assistance with the E-Benefits enrollment program.

Open Lab Sessions:

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 9th
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: IS 1004

Date: Friday, Oct. 11th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: IS 1004

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 15th
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: IS 1004

Date: Thursday, Oct. 17th
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: IS 1004

Date: Monday, Oct. 21st
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: IS 1004

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 23rd
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location: IS 1004

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 29th
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: IS 1004

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 30th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: IS 1004

Date: Friday, Nov. 1st
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location: IS 1004

UWGB Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair

UWGB Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair
Monday, October 7, 2013
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
University Union-Phoenix Rooms

The benefits fair will provide you with the opportunity to learn more information about your benefits and options you have during the annual It’s Your Choice enrollment period.  This year’s annual It’s Your Choice open enrollment period is October 7th – November 1st.  Representatives from over 25 vendors will be available during the fair.  More information regarding the 2014 open enrollment period will be sent out later this week, from both the UWGB Payroll & Benefits office as well as from the UW System Administration office.

This year we will once again be offering Benefits Open Lab Sessions.  Stop by any of the following open lab sessions to ask benefits questions, learn more about 2014 benefits changes, and receive assistance with the E-Benefits enrollment program.

Open Lab Sessions:

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 9th
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location:  IS 1004

Date: Friday, Oct. 11th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location:  IS 1004

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 15th
Time: 11:30 a.m. –  12:30  p.m.
Location:  IS 1004

Date:  Thursday, Oct. 17th
Time:  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location:  IS 1004

Date:  Monday, Oct. 21st
Time:  3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location:  IS 1004

Date:  Wednesday, Oct. 23rd
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location:  IS 1004

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 29th
Time:  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location:  IS 1004

Date:  Wednesday, Oct. 30th
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location:  IS 1004

Date:  Friday, Nov. 1st
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location:  IS 1004

Lunch and Learn: Healthy Potluck

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What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Gear up for a productive Fall semester by joining the Wellness Committee for a Healthy Potluck!
When: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
12 – 1 p.m.

  • Set-up available at 12 p.m.
  • Eating will begin at 12:10 p.m.
Where: University Union, Phoenix B
Show off your own personal favorite recipe(s) and shop around for new, healthy inspirations for your own menu! Please feel free to sign-up a menu item and/or to send us a copy of your recipe for us to print and give off to your fans! Please let us know if you need any outlets for your dish or any other special requests. Email Chrisanna at collettc@uwgb.edu.
** Silverware, plates, napkins, cups and water will be provided.

Wellness Committee: Outdoor Yoga for Beginners

 

What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Outdoor Yoga for Beginners
When: Wednesday, August 7, 2013
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Where: Campus Quad
(grass area between the Cofrin Library, MAC Hall and University Union)
Whether this is your first time to experience Yoga or you are relatively new to this type of mental/physical practice, this is the session for you! Join one of the Kress Events Center’s Yoga instructors to help guide you through some of the fundamental form and theories involved to help create a successful Yoga journey geared towards YOUR level of fitness!
Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Wellness Lunch and Learn: Fit While You Sit

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:
What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Fit While You Sit
When: Tuesday, July 16, 2013  (feel free to bring your lunch!)
Session 1: 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.�
Session 2: 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Where: University Union
1965 Room
Dr. Bill Binsfeld from Cornerstone Chiropractic will present information and practical tips to staying fit while sitting at your desk.
Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

 

UWGB Wellness: Reminders & Upcoming Events

Join the Wellness Committee TODAY for a Healthy Choices Pot Luck from 12 – 1 p.m. in the University Union, Phoenix C

Didn’t bring a dish? Don’t worry! For a small donation, the SLO Food Alliance will be offering organic “pick-your-own” salad (featuring assorted lettuces, spinach, arugula, kale, baby bok choi, and various herbs) from the campus garden in the student services plaza.  The group will also be offering pick and bag produce sales.

Looking for a way to get active and enjoy a little time away from the office, exploring the beautiful scenery on our campus?  Join Student Fitness Coordinator, Elizabeth Brandt and other campus participants, as they Hit the Trails Every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. for a self-paced walk/jog/run. Contact Chrisanna Colletta to join the mailing list for updates on the walks and weather cancellations.

Don’t forget about the unlimited Kress Events Center access over the summer! In addition to the free unlimited access during the summer hours noted below, there are also various free group fitness classes offered.

Hours until Saturday, August 31

  • Mon – Thurs         6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Fri.                        6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat.                       8 a.m. – noon
  • Sun.                      closed

Another event held on campus is Hoops Basketball Open Gym. Join other employees for some fun basketball open recreation at the Kress Events Center! Contact Scott Berg to join the mailing list for updates.

Visit the Cofrin Library for yet another fitness challenge!  The Library is sponsoring a stair climbing fitness challenge. Visit the Plaza Welcome Desk for more information.

Visit the Wellness website for information on general events, upcoming lunch and learns and other great information!

Wellness Lunch and Learn – June 13, 2013

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The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:
What: Wellness Lunch and Learn
Polish off FOCUS week by joining the Wellness Committee for a Healthy Potluck!
When: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m.

  • Set-up available at 12 p.m.
  • Eating will begin at 12:10 p.m.
Where: University Union
Phoenix C
Show off your own personal favorite recipe(s) and shop around for new, healthy inspirations for your own menu! Please feel free to sign-up a menu item and/or to send us a copy of your recipe for us to print and give off to your fans! Please let us know if you need any outlets for your dish or any other special requests. Email Chrisanna at collettc@uwgb.edu.** Silverware, plates, napkins, cups and water will be provided.Visit the Wellness Committee website for information on other wellness topics, newsletters, and upcoming events!

Fuel Your Inner Phoenix: Health and Wellness Event

It’s summer…the perfect time to re-calibrate, re-focus, and (re)fuel your inner Phoenix!

All employees are invited to a free Health & Wellness Event on Thursday, May 30 at the Kress Events Center. Featured speakers include Stephanie Schultz from Festival Foods and UWGB student health/wellness expert Alex Stenner. Attendees can mix it up in breakout sessions on yoga, zumba, how to get the right golf swing, and the “Game Day” experience at Kress. A vendor fair will feature local businesses and organizations with door prizes for attendees!

You need not stay for the whole day. Attend a break out session, hear our speakers, or stay for lunch! If you plan on attending (even for a just a session or two), please register online.

Fuel Your Inner Phoenix: Staff Health & Wellness Fair
Thursday, May 30
Kress Events Center

10:00 – 10:30am Registration & Vendor Fair
10:30 – 10:55am Breakout Session 1

  • Yoga
  • Golf swing
11:05 – 11:30am Breakout Session 2

  • Zumba
  • Game Day experience
11:40 – 12:25pm Speaker: Stephanie Schultz – “NuVal – Nutrition Made Easy”
12:25 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:10 – 1:50pm Speaker: Alex Stenner – “Wellness – Why Not?”
2:00 – 2:25pm Breakout Session 3

  • Yoga
  • Game Day experience
2:35 – 3:00pm Breakout Session 4

  • Zumba
  • Golf swing
3:00 – 4:00pm Open session with trainers

Information on speakers:

Stephanie Schultz – NuVal – Nutrion Made Easy
Are you interested in learning how to navigate through the grocery store and make more nutritious food choices? Join Stephanie Schultz, RD, CD, Director of of Health & Wellness at Skogen’s Festival Foods, as she discusses the NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System and other helpful hints to make your way through the aisles while avoiding common pitfalls. What you learn can help to spare your wallet and your waistline!

Alex Stenner – Wellness – Why Not?
We live in society where information about how to live well, or in other words healthfully, is plentiful. Many of us have this information, but the real question is why don’t we use it? Join UWGB student and budding health/nutrition expert Alex Stenner as he helps us to engage different perspectives, utilize research, and ask the right questions. This talk will give you some answers to the major question: Wellness – Why not?

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Come for one session, or stay for several…we have a flexible schedule to meet your needs!

Sponsored by the UWGB Wellness Committee, Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee, and Classified Staff Advisory Committee.