Luann Alemao, food and nutrition educator and host of “Get Fit” TV will teach fresh and healthy cooking courses with “Blue Zone” inspired menus. Featured guest, Thea Parikos from Ikaria, Greece will be sharing about the Blue Zones region. Luann will share nutrition and her trip to Ikaria. The class involves active, hands on participation in the menu. You will learn that fresh is best! This event will be held on January 19th, from 5:45-7:45 p.m. The cost will be $35 a person.
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As the holidays draw near, it is a good idea to take precautions when visiting relatives whose homes may not be childproofed. Suitcases or purses, with medications inside, left unattended, or holiday plants with toxic leaves, can be harmful to a child with distracted parents. Educate yourself on what to do if a child ingests an unfamiliar substance by checking out the Iowa Poison Control Center's December Newsletter here.
This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW). NIVW was created by the CDC to encourage flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. According to the CDC, last season, only about 40% of those who were recommended to receive a flu shot had done so by the end of November. Use this week as a reminder to practice good health habits. Check out these flu prevention tips from the CDC for more information.
Staff from Wheaton Wellness Services will put on a presentation covering Heart Disease Awareness on Wednesday, December 7th, from 12-1 p.m. in Gilchrist Hall, 009. Please join us to learn about what heart disease is, how it develops, and prevention strategies. Their staff will help us learn about the risk factors of heart disease and preventative lifestyle changes. Please register in advance for this presentation.
With the holiday season approaching. The average weight gain during the holiday season is between 5 - 10 lbs, and those pounds can add up over the years. Employee Well-being will be hosting a free 7-week individual challenge to help you maintain your body weight during the holiday season.
During an EAP presentation on November 17th, learn how you can help promote a culture of mutual respect and effectively manage the risks associated with uncivil behavior. Learn how organizational success is dependent upon this mutual respect from 10-11 a.m. in the MAU Elm Room. Please register in advance.
UNI employees are invited to attend an educational session on UNI's process and procedure for workplace accommodation requests under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Both employees and supervisors are encouraged to attend this session on Wednesday, November 9, from 3-4 p.m. in Gilchrist Hall 009. Please register in advance.
Reduced operations for winter break will be Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. To learn how this impacts your department, please view the Holiday Reduced Operations supporting web page.
There are a small number of flu shots remaining for this year. Additional clinics have been added to administer remaining shots, while supplies last. If you have yet to receive yours, plan to stop by the Student Health Center on November 3, 11, and 14 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All UNI Faculty and Staff are eligible to receive the Panther First Award. The Panther First Award identifies and rewards employees who have provided excellent customer service to customers, co-workers, or other members of the UNI community. Award submissions are subject to review and recipients are given a certificate signed by the UNI President.