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Faculty, Staff Encouraged to Eat Well with Upcoming Smart Fuel Challenge and Plant-Based Cooking Demo
Six in 10 Americans live with at least one chronic disease like heart disease, cancer, stroke or diabetes. By making healthy choices a part of one’s daily life individuals can reduce their risk and improve their quality of life for the long term.
One key strategy in chronic disease prevention is eating well.
Smart Fuel Challenge
By making small changes at meals and snack time, the Smart Fuel Challenge will help reboot participants’ eating habits. These changes can make a big difference in helping to feel great and stay energized throughout the day.
This is a four-week (Sept. 27-Oct. 25), email-based challenge open to all faculty and staff. Registration deadline is Sept. 24.
Each challenge email will come on Friday, so participants have the weekend to plan and prepare for the week ahead. Check in is Monday morning. Participants who complete each challenge and check in on time will be entered to win prizes, with three random prize winners selected each week:
- Week 1: reusable silicone storage bags
- Week 2: a glass meal prep container
- Week 3: a mini bamboo cutting board
- Week 4: an orange and grey collapsible colander
From all who complete the challenge, one grand prize winner will be selected to receive a prize basket of a colander, a bamboo cutting board, reusable silicone bags and a meal prep bowl. Accept the challenge and register today!
Plant-Based Cooking Demo and Light Lunch
Whether it’s a meatless meal once a week or eating mostly plants at every meal, a plant-powered diet has many benefits for one’s health—better nutrition, weight management and a healthier heart to name a few.
Join the Wellness Team for a cooking demonstration with light lunch samples on Monday, Sept. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in 204 Falk College (ACE Center). In addition to the tastings, printed recipes will be distributed for participants to take home and try on their own.
Space is limited. Registration deadline is Sept. 24. Cost is $5; check should be payable to Syracuse University and sent to: Wellness Initiative, Skytop Office Building, Suite 101. See what’s cooking!