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Eating Well—Moving More
Eating Well - Moving More is a wellness program that helps employees make lifestyle changes in five areas that influence hypertension: weight, physical activity, diet, sodium and alcohol intake.
The program offers:
· on-site pre and post blood pressure/weight screening with individual risk assessments,
· eight self-study newsletters for employees containing lifestyle behavior assessments and goal setting materials,
· optional on-site session(s) with ISU Extension nutrition and health program specialist, and
· optional pedometer and stretch/strength band incentives.
Fee:
· $15  per participant.  Includes assessments and eight newsletters to be distributed biweekly.
· Optional sessions start at $75 per session.
· Optional exercise stretch/strength bands ($2) and pedometers ($6) available.
Custom Designed Wellness Programs
Design your own series of face-to-face programs to jump start your employees to better health. Select a minimum of three.
Healthy Meals in a Hurry
Learn how to prepare main dishes ahead of time that can be frozen for ready-to-use convenience. Tips to modify recipes to reduce sodium and fat as well as guidelines to prepare the recipes for freezer  will be covered. Optional publication available for $2.50.
Spend Smart. Eat Smart.
Want to get more nutrition for less? This session will share proven strategies for saving money on food while still eating healthy.  Includes recipes, shopping tips, info on eating out and menu planning.
Let’s Get Moving!
Do I have to be ’fit’ to get the most benefit from physical activity?  With exercise, some is always better than none! Learn how to incorporate physical activity without going to the gym. Identify strategies to make physical activity part of your daily living. Optional pedometers ($6) and stretch bands ($2) available.
Healthy Living for a Healthy Heart
Heart disease remains the number one killer, learn how to decrease your risk. Did you know there are fats your heart actually likes? Learn how to make food choices to incorporate healthier fats. Sodium is not your heart’s friend. Dispel some common myths associated with sodium and salt. 
Portion Distortion
What has happened to serving and portion sizes? Learn the recommended size of servings from MyPyramid. Strategies to ‘guesstimate’ and guide appropriate serving sizes will be addressed.
Eat Better Today, Feel Better for Life!
Discover your own personalized healthy eating and physical activity plan during this session. Your plan can be a guide for everyday healthy eating or a guide for weight loss. Make choices today to feel better tomorrow!
Healthier 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.
Dining Out
Is it possible to dine out and still eat healthy? Learn simple tips for healthy  eating when dining out. Learn strategies to make food choices when considering the nutrient content (i.e. fat, sodium, sugar) of food and beverages from different restaurants.
Fee: $75 per program
For more information on bringing the Worksite Wellness Program to your workplace contact:
Rachel Wall, MS, RD, LD
ISU Nutrition and Health Program Specialist
Johnson county extension office
3109 Old Highway 218 S
Iowa City, IA, 52246
(319) 768-8777
wallr@iastate.edu
www.extension.iastate.edu/families

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