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A workplace wellness campaign through June and July encourages UWindsor employees to follow healthy eating habits.A workplace wellness campaign through June and July encourages UWindsor employees to follow healthy eating habits.

Wellness campaign aimed at reinforcing healthy eating habits

The spring-summer workplace wellness campaign encourages UWindsor employees to follow healthy eating habits.

“The choices that we make every day in terms of the foods and beverages we consume can make a big difference in our ability to maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of developing chronic illness such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity” says Marcela Ciampa, director of organizational development and training in the Department of Human Resources.

From June 3 to July 26, the Workplace Wellness Committee invites employees to participate in the “Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight Workplace Challenge.” Each week, employees will receive information on a specific healthy eating theme and then challenged to replace unhealthy habits with healthier ones:

  • Hold the Salt (week 1)
  • Paint your Plate With Fruits and Vegetables (week 2)
  • Rethink your Drink (week 3)
  • Fill-up on Fibre (week 4)
  • Be Sugar Smart (week 5)
  • Select Healthy Options When Eating Out (week 6)
  • Limit Your Junk Food Snacking (week 7)
  • Plan Ahead (week 8)

Earning and tracking points during the eight weeks of the challenge is optional. Employees interested in tracking points can download the Challenge Overview and Tracking Sheet from the Human Resources website at www.uwindsor.ca/healthyeating.

Faculty and staff who submit their tracking sheets by July 31 will be entered into a draw for prizes. The Challenge Overview also includes ideas for turning the challenge into a friendly departmental competition.