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Celebrate National Nutrition Month With the Wellness Initiative Team
National Nutrition Month, celebrated in March, focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Throughout the month, faculty and staff are invited to join programs from the Wellness Initiative that will inspire you to eat mindfully, move your body and find inspiration in the kitchen!
Mindful Eating Challenge
Bringing your full attention to meals is easier said than done and takes practice. The seven-day mindful eating challenge will help you learn and practice key aspects of mindful eating, including bringing awareness back to meals, slowing down and noticing physical hunger cues. Guided by a series of emails highlighting actionable mindful eating exercises/activities, you’ll select one meal a day to eat mindfully. By the end of the challenge, you’ll have multiple new tools in your toolbox.
Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program
Are you ready to ditch emotional eating and the diet mentality? If your answer is yes, the Am I Hungry? program may be a good fit. Am I Hungry? is a non-diet, weight-neutral approach that empowers individuals to take charge of their decisions about eating, physical activity, health and self-care. The six-week interactive program will help you reconnect with your physical signals to guide what, when and how much to eat, and recognize and cope with triggers for overeating. The program begins the week of March 13.
Strength training is a great way to increase metabolism and boost energy during the day and help you sleep at night. It even helps manage stress! 440 Strong challenges you to complete 440 repetitions of a strength training exercise (examples include push-ups, squats, lunges or planks) over 15 days. That equals about 30 repetitions per day. If you’re up for the challenge, complete 440 repetitions of more than one strength training exercise. Join the Microsoft Teams group to begin!
Feeling stale in the kitchen, don’t like to cook or lacking the time to put together a healthful meal at the end of the day? You’re not alone! Check out some of the wellness team’s favorite recipe websites, food bloggers, TikTok creators, tips and tricks to kick-start any nutrition journey.
Got Questions? Ask the Dietitian
If you find nutrition labels confusing, have a picky eater at home, or have questions about whole vs. processed foods, sugar, fat, mindful eating, eating out, fad diets or other topics—this is for you! Let the wellness team know what’s on your mind. Please note: While the team doesn’t have expertise in all areas of nutrition, they will do their best to address your questions and/or provide resources that may help!