Upcoming: Lunch n’ Learn wellness presentations, Thursday, March 28 and Tuesday, April 2

Two wellness Lunch n’ Learns will be taking place on Thursday, March 28, 2019 and Tuesday, April 2, 2019. For both Lunch n’ Learns, RSVP by emailing wellness@uwgb.edu.

On Thursday, March 28, 2019 from noon to 12:45 p.m. in the 1965 Room located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union, the Lunch n’ Learn will focus on the topic of backyard chickens. Have you ever wanted to learn more about raising backyard chickens? UW-Madison’s Division of Extension Agriculture Educator, Liz Binversie, will provide some tips and tricks to help start your own backyard flock. UW-Green Bay’s Monika Pynaker (IT) will also share a little about her experiences raising chickens! Feel free to bring your lunch to this interesting and fun presentation.

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from noon to 12:45 p.m. in the 1965 Room located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union, the Lunch n’ Learn will focus on the Bellin Run. Have you thought about walking or running in the Bellin Run, or maybe you have participated in the past? Linda Maxwell, Bellin Run assistant race director, presents “The Bellin Run: It’s not so scary (and is a WALK as well)!”  Maxwell will share information about the perks of the Corporate Challenge (UW-Green Bay has been a member for years), talk about walking as a prime part of the event, and give basic event information and updates. The presentation should help you to feel more comfortable and confident competing in this event. Employees who attend will be entered in a drawing for a Bellin Run full-zip windbreaker (size medium)!

Couch to 5K Lunch ‘n Learn set for Wednesday (Mar. 6)

The Couch to 5K Lunch ‘n Learn will be taking place on Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the 1965 Room located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Nate Vandervest, UW-Green Bay Assistant Cross County Coach, CSCS, CES, and former Division 1 cross country runner, has a passion for running and will be presenting this Couch to 5K lunch ‘n learn. He will cover a training plan, as well as common injuries and how to prevent them.  Jolene Sell, Registered Dietitian with Chartwells, Wellness Committee member and avid runner, will discuss the right foods to eat as you train for a walk/run. The kick-off for the new Run/Walk Team will also take place at this Lunch ‘n Learn.To RSVP, email wellness@uwgb.edu. Learn more.

Reminder: Lunch and Learn set for Thursday, Oct. 11

Bring your lunch and learn about the Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute with Bao Sengkhammee, the Multicultural Advisor for Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 in the Alumni Room (formerly Room 103) in UW-Green Bay’s University Union from Noon to 1 p.m.

Kroc Center Lunch and Learn – March 8

UW-Green Bay is part of the Corporate Connections Program at the Kroc Center in Green Bay, and this means some benefits for you! The Kroc Center offers fitness classes, swim lessons, an aquatics center, youth dance lessons, day camp, after school program, pickleball, and art and music classes! Participate in the March 8 Lunch and Learn to find out more. Details here. Watch for these upcoming Lunch and Learn programs: Health Coaching Lunch ‘n Learn – March 15 and How to Make Kombucha Lunch ‘n Learn – March 22. Times and locations vary.


Community Supported Agriculture Lunch ‘n Learn

Would you enjoy fresh-picked locally grown veggies and herbs delivered to UW-Green Bay each week? Attend the upcoming Lunch ‘n Learn to find out more about CSAs! Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between a farm and a local community of supporters that provides a direct link between the production and consumption of food. Suzi Sevcik of Sleepy Hollow Farm & CSA will present this CSA Lunch ‘n Learn at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 in the 1965 Room of the University Union. Click on the following link for more information and to RSVP: https://blog.uwgb.edu/hr/2017/01/csa-lunch-n-learn/.

The Myth of Cholesterol Lunch ‘n Learn debunks health misconceptions

The Myth of Cholesterol Lunch ‘n Learn will be held from noon to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 in CL 735. The webinar will discuss research that is shedding a new perspective on cholesterol and the culprit of heart disease. The presentation will provide participants with a variety of tools, resources and nutrition concepts that they can use to improve their overall health and wellbeing. No need to RSVP. Just bring your lunch! Learn more here.

Know your numbers lunch and learn

A wellness Lunch ‘n Learn next week will help you “Know Your Numbers.” The event is from Noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 in the 1965 Room of the University Union. It will provide valuable information regarding the annual biometric screening event on campus, April 18. You will learn about biometric measurements and lifestyle habits that affect them. Jane Lehman, Regional Business Development Manager for Prevea, and former health coach, will present useful information about cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body fat percentage, and BMI numbers. Feel free to bring your lunch. Please RSVP here, and contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu or ext. 2390 if you have any questions.

Next week: CSA Wellness Lunch ’n Learn

Attend the Lunch ‘n Learn next week, Noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, Room 103, University Union to learn more about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) — partnerships between a farm and a local community of supporters that provides a direct link between the production and consumption of food. CSA members cover the farm’s operating cost by purchasing a share of the harvest. Members receive a healthy supply of locally grown, seasonally fresh produce throughout the growing season. Depending on the number of employees who sign-up to participate in this CSA, we could have the veggies brought to UWGB for pick-up once per week during the 15 week harvest season! More here.

Final reminder on ‘Healthy Eating’ luncheon

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee presents a Wellness Lunch n’ Learn titled “Healthy Seasons’ Eating” today (Thursday, Dec. 10) from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in the Union’s Heritage Room. The last thing most of us want to think about over the holidays is dieting or watching what we eat, but… packing on extra pounds is entirely avoidable. Join Deb Guenterberg as she shares some simple holiday eating tips and tricks to make the most of the season without weight gain.

Pickleball is next Lunch ‘n’ Learn

Want to get in on the fastest growing sport in America? UWGB Director of Marketing Sue Bodilly shares her favorite pastime — pickleball — in this Lunch and Learn session from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, July 16 in the Student Services Outdoor Plaza. Sponsored by the UWGB Wellness Committee, Bodilly will be joined by a few members of the Packerland Pickleball Players to guide you through the game, its rules, a few strategic pointers, and then allow YOU to get in on the action.  Come and see why the sport (a combination of ping-pong, tennis and badminton) is booming from coast-to-coast, and right here in Green Bay. All equipment is provided. Grab a co-worker and RSVP your attendance at bodillys@uwgb.edu.  Click here for more detail.