Worksite Wellness Programs
Design your own series of face-to-face programs to jumpstart your employees to better health! Select a minimum of three custom designed wellness programs:
Eat Healthy Today, Feel Better for Life!
Discover your own personalized healthy eating and physical activity plan during the session. Your plan can be a guide for everyday healthy eating or a guide for weight loss. Make choices today to feel better tomorrow!
Healthy Food Choices, Aisle by Aisle
Learn how to read food labels aisle by aisle. Tips for controlling calories, fat, saturated-trans fat, and sodium will be addressed. The "virtual" grocery store tour will help you make healthy shopping choices for you and your family.
Spend Smart, Eat Smart
Do you want to get more nutrition for less? This class will address proven strategies for saving money on food while still eating healthy. Includes recipes, shopping tips, menu planning and information on eating out.
Let's Get Moving
Do you have to be "fit" to get the most benenfit from physical activity? With exercise, some is always better than none! Learn to identify ways to make physical activity a part of your daily living, without necessarily going to the gym. (Optional pedometers and exercise stretch bands available.)
Healthy Meals in a Hurry
Learn how to prepare main dishes ahead of time that can frozen for ready-to-use convenience. Tips to modify recipes for sodium and fat reduction, as well as guidelines to prepare the recipes for the freezer, will be covered. (Optional publication available. Contains recipes for 14 main dishes and 3 dry mixes.)
What has happened to serving and portion sizes? When portions are out of control, extra pounds start creeeping onto your body. Learn the recommended serving sizes from MyPyramid, as well as various strategies to "guesstimate" and guide appropriate serving sizes.
Healthy Living for a Healthy Heart
Heart disease remains the number one killer. Did you know there are fats your heart actually likes? Learn how to decrease your risk of heart disease and make food choices that incorporate healthier fats. Sodium is not your heart's friend either. Dispel common myths associated with sodium and salt.
Dining Out...What to Order?
Is it possible to dine out an still eat healthy? Learn simple tips and strategies to make wise food choices. Consider the nutrient content (i.e. fat, sodium, sugar) of foods and beverages from different restaurants.
FEE: $75 per program + additional costs for folders, handouts, food or other consumable materials. Each program is one hour in length.
For more information or to arrange worksite classes contact Cindy Baumgartner, Nutrition and Health Program Specialist at 563-927-4201 or (cell) 563-608-0868 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Employers recognize the importance and benefits of a healthy workforce. Company success depends heavily on the productivity and work performance of its human resources. Learn how ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition and health specialist, Cindy Baumgartner, is facilitating programs in northeast Iowa that teach Healthy Meals in a Hurry, promote worksite wellness and ultimately create healthier communities.