- Author: Jodi Azulai
"Wellness Spot" Leaders
Wellness in the human experience can be in any of these areas: Finances, physical fitness, environment, emotional, spiritual, social, intellectual. (Dimensions of Wellness; (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
Wellness spots will take place during our Third Thursday ANR Davis All Staff Meetings. You can provide one either in person or via Zoom.
Please fill out this survey to show your interest in leading an activity, short learning session, or your experiences of a wellness activity/process either in-person or via Zoom.
- Author: Kaela Plank
Participants will receive weekly emails with hints and strategies for adopting healthy behaviors throughout the holidays. The program will also provide tips and support for improving nutrition, physical activity, and mental/emotional well-being.
The first 100 individuals to sign up for the program will receive a small gift for choosing to participate. At the end of the four-week challenge, program participants who complete a survey will be entered into a raffle for one of three prizes – 2 FitBit Charge 3s or a bamboo cutting board.
Additionally, one site will be selected to receive a group prize. Sign up by Nov. 12 at https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=25902. Check with your Staff Ambassador for further program details!
- UC ANR Staff Assembly Wellness Committee
- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
UC Cooperative Extension in Tulare County won first place in the UC ANR Staff Assembly Wellness Committee's contest on Healthy Snack Day, Aug. 29. All UC ANR facilities were invited to hold Healthy Snack Day activities and submit one photo.
Tulare County staff creatively submitted a photo collage to tell a story about their Healthy Snack Day activities. Before Healthy Snack Day, the staff appear fatigued and lethargic; afterward, the staff are all smiles and enthusiasm. The Tulare County office won a water dispenser/infuser to serve healthy and appealing beverages.
Second place went to UC Cooperative Extension in San Diego County, where the staff took the opportunity on Healthy Snack Day to "play with their food." Cut-up fresh fruit and vegetables were fashioned into elaborate artwork and sculptures.
The UC Lindcove Research and Extension Center came in third with a collage and food art, plus plenty of fruit and vegetables.
Healthy Snack Day was the first event sponsored by the UC ANR Staff Assembly Wellness Committee, which is dedicated to supporting and improving the health, well-being and quality of life of ANR employees. The committee promotes initiatives and programs that foster healthy workplace environments, empower employees to adopt healthy habits, and strengthen our sense of community.
In all, eight UC ANR facilities entered pictures in the contest. They are shown below.
- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
The UC ANR Staff Assembly's new Wellness Committee is sponsoring its first activity on Healthy Snack Day, Aug. 29. Healthy Snack Day is a statewide day of action led by the Champions for Change Program of the California Department of Public Health.
Many UC Cooperative Extension food educators are planning activities with their clientele Aug. 29 to promote the benefits of eating nutritious foods at snack time, and the Wellness Committee is bringing the celebration to UC ANR staff by sponsoring a healthy competition.
Find out who your staff assembly ambassador is by visiting the UC ANR Staff Assembly website.
Members of the UC ANR Staff Assembly Wellness Committee are:
- Jeannette Warnert, chair
- Austin Cantrell
- Michelle Hammer Coffer
- Kaela Plank
- Alyssa Rodriguez
- Anne Schellman
- Shawnice Sellers
- Wylie Skillman
- Leah Sourbeer
- Christopher Gomez Wong