Incentive participation possibilities include attending an on-site or off-site nutrition and/or weight management program (multi-week program, attending at least 85% of available sessions over a minimum of 8 weeks) and/or working with a health care provider on a multi-week program. You must complete an attestation form in HCM by Nov. 30 to earn the incentive.
Healthy eating and weight management are two critical components of a healthy lifestyle. CWRU is committed to providing a variety of informative, evidence-based, and enjoyable options to help you attain your goals.
Why is this important?
Attaining and/or maintaining appropriate weight is suggested for general health and well-being. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute recommends assessing weight and health risks.
Unhealthy eating is related to many of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Use of websites such as the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's guidelines on Lowering your Blood Pressure with the DASH diet may be helpful.
Nourish is an 8-week online challenge that helps turn healthy eating intentions into lifelong habits. Wrapped in a captivating garden theme, Nourish lets you choose the activities most meaningful and motivating to you. Recording healthy activities will allow you to grow virtual veggies, fruits, and grains from around the world. Then, try delicious recipes with ingredients from your garden! Learn how you can increase energy, lift mood, and sharpen focus by eating more nutrient-rich food and less nutrient-deficient food.
Nourish is open to benefits-eligible faculty and staff only. Sign up by February 23 and get ready to participate by forming a team, adding friends, downloading the app, and browsing recipes.
Monday, Feb. 19 - Sunday, April 14. Registration and team formation close Feb. 23.
Join Lindsay Malone, MS, RD, CSO, LD and CWRU faculty member for this 8-week program to get sugar out of your diet and take control of your overall health. Last year, over 130 people participated and experienced great benefits associated with eliminating sugar intake. Series begins Jan. 8 and goes through March 4 (skipping Jan. 15th which is MLK Day).
Kick off your sugar awareness by watching the documentary Fed Up prior to the series.
Prevent T2 Lifestyle Change Program
Those trying to make healthy lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes may consider participating in the Diabetes Prevention Program from the CWRU Department of Nutrition. Each year, in December, an information session is offered prior to the program beginning in January. Then, the program meets weekly throughout the year.
In the PreventT2 lifestyle change program, a trained lifestyle coach and fellow participants will encourage you to make healthy changes that will last a lifetime.
In this program, participants will:
- Learn about healthier food choices without giving up the foods they love
- Add physical activity even when there doesn't seem like enough time in the day
- Deal with stress
- Receive a FREE digital scale
- Better cope with challenges that can derail progress, like how to choose healthier options when eating out
- Get back on track if you stray from your plan
The program began on January 17, 2024. With questions about this program, contact Helen Dumski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Functional Approach to Optimizing Women's Health
Join Gina Jones, MS, RD, LD for this series focused on enhancing women's health through nutrition. This series will feature a functional nutrition approach to optimizing your health through food and a restorative lifestyle while gaining more energy, better sleep, improved digestion, and overall vitality. The use of pre- and post-series assessments will provide valuable outcomes data for participants.
Returning in Fall 2024
Join Lindsay Malone, CWRU Nutrition faculty and Registered Dietitian, for this 8-week series to enhance your knowledge of gut health, nutrient deficiencies, prevention of cognitive decline, food sensitivities, meal planning, and more. Food is medicine, nourishing our bodies and souls - every bite is a new opportunity to feel healthier and happier!
To Return in 2024
Join CWRU bionutrition researcher Alicia Thomas for an 8-week series during which she will discuss a broad range of nutrition topics, from general information on key nutrients to breaking down popular diets like the Mediterranean and plant-based diets.
Program TBD for 2024
Choosing healthy options for catered events presents a great opportunity to encourage health and well-being on campus. Maureen Pisanick, RD, LD, President and Chief Nutrition Officer for Pisanick Partners, LLC, shared helpful information during the summer of 2022. Listen to this presentation to learn more about how to make nutritious food choices for your next meeting or event at CWRU.
WW @ CWRU
Community and Online Meeting Options
NOTE: The on-campus meetings have been suspended. Participants can find a Workshop online.
A 50% subsidy is available for all benefits eligible employees to join WW. Learn more and enroll in WW.
Engagement Rx by Avidon Health
Online Nutrition Courses
This 12-session online course is designed to help you break your addiction to unhealthy foods so that you can lose weight or maintain your healthy weight.
Read more: LivingLean Weight Loss and Nutrition Program
This 9-session diabetes course which will change the way you manage, think, and feel about living with diabetes.
Read more: LivingWell Diabetes Management Program
To get started with either program, follow the prompts on the Avidon Health page of this website to sign up, and then search "Nutrition" in the keyword search of the platform.
CWRU EAP Provider Impact Solutions offers free Nutrition Coaching for benefits-eligible faculty and staff and their household and family members. To schedule nutrition counseling, call Impact Solutions at 800-227-6007.