Wellness @ Case

Over the years, the cost of health care has steadily been increasing. National health spending is expected to reach $2.5 trillion in 2009 according to the National Coalition on Healthcare. There is evidence that many of the leading causes of death, illness and disability are due to modifiable and potentially avoidable behaviors. Therefore, Case views implementation of a university wide wellness program not as an option but a necessity. On behalf of the Department of Human Resources, the wellness team invites you to share in our enthusiasm as we move toward an enhanced wellness program targeted to improve the health and wellbeing of each and every employee. Join us as we team up with other wellness enthusiasts across campus to offer activities, educational seminars to increase our understanding of the importance of good health and improve our health habits accordingly.  Read more >>>

National Fruits, Veggies, and Whloe Grains Month


September 2009
Fruits and Veggies Matter

How many fruits and vegetables do you need on a daily basis? Everyone is unique! Based on your age, sex and level of physical activity www.fruitandveggiesmatter.gov can determine the amount that is just right for you. Below is one of many simple and delicious healthy recipes featured on the site.

Strawberry Yogurt Shake

Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
3/4 cup plain low fat yogurt
1-1/2 cups frozen, unsweetened strawberries

Chef's Garden

If you have medical insurance through Medical Mutual of Ohio’s Supermed plan, check out their "Chef’s Garden" program. Order fresh and unique organic vegetables online and have them delivered straight to your door. You will also be supporting the non-profit organization, Veggi-U, an interactive curriculum on nutrition for 4th-graders.

Whole Grains Council

Discover a variety of heart healthy grains, enter contests and learn fun facts at http://www.wholegrainscouncil.org/