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graphic reading Healthy Eating, Healthy Life Virtual Workplace ChallengeThe Workplace Wellness Committee invites UWindsor employees to win prizes in the Healthy Eating, Healthy Life Virtual Workplace Challenge.

Workplace challenge encourages employees to eat healthier

UWindsor faculty and staff are being challenged to replace unhealthy eating habits with healthier ones for a chance to win prizes.

From Oct. 19 to Nov. 15, the Workplace Wellness Committee invites employees to participate in the Healthy Eating, Healthy Life Virtual Workplace Challenge as individuals or organize in teams of two to six people.

“Eating a healthy, balanced diet along with being physically active can help us maintain a healthy weight and reduce our risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease and stroke,” says Marcela Ciampa, director of Organizational Development & Training and chair of the Workplace Wellness Committee.

Each week, the challenge introduces a new theme in the form of a healthy eating habit, encouraging employees to replace unhealthy habits.

Points are earned each day (Monday to Sunday) by incorporating a healthy habit, specific to the week’s theme. Prizes will be awarded weekly for submitting tracking sheets and at the end of the challenge to the individual and the team with most points earned.

Participants have the option to join the challenge Microsoft Teams Group to stay connected virtually with colleagues, share ideas and recipes, and more.

Find details, including the online registration, tracking sheets, and the weekly information sheets, on the challenge website at www.uwindsor.ca/healthyeating.