- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
The UC ANR Staff Assembly Wellness Committee is sponsoring Healthy Snack Day activities on Sept. 12. Healthy Snack Day is a statewide day of action celebrating the benefits of eating foods in between meals that that are nutritious and fun. The event provides an opportunity for ANR locations to get together over delicious, healthy snacks and share recipe ideas.
Locations can enter two contests to win prizes, such as a “spa water” dispenser for the office, a box of healthy snacks to share and handy kitchen gadgets.
The Wellness Committee has asked UC ANR Staff Assembly Ambassadors to coordinate the Healthy Snack Day activities at each location. If you don't know your ambassador, visit the UC ANR Staff Assembly website. Check with your ambassador to find out how you can get involved.
Some possibilities include sharing healthy snacks potluck-style, identifying local businesses to donate healthy snacks or composing recipes for favorite healthy snacks.
There are two ways to win:
- Photo contest: Submit a group photo of the team enjoying a healthy snack on HSD.
- Recipe contest: Submit a creative healthy snack recipe.
The Wellness Committee will select the first, second and third place winners. First place wins a healthy snack gift box, second place receives a spa water dispenser and recipe book, third place adds an apple slicer and avocado slicer to their locations' kitchens.
Contest entries should be emailed directly to Wellness Committee chair Kaela Plank at firstname.lastname@example.org, or posted on twitter with the hashtag #SnackHealthyUCANR. All contest entries must include the site name. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.