Value Your Health Week brings fun and information March 31-April 4

March 25, 2014  

A game, cooking demonstrations and enlightening presentations are among the activities planned for Value Your Health Week on March 31-April 4.

The week is designed to help Purdue employees sharpen their health care consumer skills. "We're pleased to have speakers who are well-known in the health care industry coming to Purdue for Value Your Health Week," says Eva Nodine, director of benefits in Human Resources. "We encourage employees to learn from these speakers and to take part in some of the week's fun activities."

All Value Your Health Week events are open to benefits-eligible faculty and staff and their spouses/same-sex domestic partners. Employees may attend in paid status with their supervisor's approval. A few events -- two cooking demonstrations, a health coaching session at the Center for Healthy Living, and one-on-one appointments with Anthem -- require pre-registration.

Human Resources is encouraging people to sign up now for the cooking demonstrations at the Córdova Recreational Sports Center, as they're open to registered participants only. Membership at the Rec Sports Center is not required. Call Human Resources at 49-41779 to register. Each demonstration can accommodate 25 people. Available demonstrations are:

* Mediterranean Meals
Monday (March 31). 3:30-4:30 p.m. Recreational Sports Center Demonstration Kitchen.
Learn about the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet and get healthy, money-saving recipes to incorporate into your lifestyle. This class will demonstrate how to make baked tilapia with tomatoes and fresh herbs; couscous with nuts and dried fruit; honey peaches stuffed with ricotta and almonds; and non-alcoholic sangria.

* Clean Eating
April 4 (F). Noon-1 p.m. Recreational Sports Center Demonstration Kitchen.
Clean eating is about fueling your body with natural food sources and reducing the amount of processed food in your diet. This class will teach you quick, easy and affordable recipes so you can make some of your favorite processed foods, including peanut butter, potato chips, raspberry vinaigrette and chocolate ice cream.

Other events requiring pre-registration are:

* Introduction to Health Coaching: Center for Healthy Living health coaches will discuss what happens during a health coaching session and the benefits clients can gain by working with a health coach. Session is noon-12:50 p.m. April 3 at the Center for Healthy Living, Purdue West Shopping Plaza. To register, call the center at 49-45505.

* Anthem one-on-one sessions: Anyone interested in discussing past claims or upcoming costs and medical plan coverage with a representative from Anthem, Purdue's 2014 medical plan administrator, may register for a one-on-one appointment. Anthem will be on campus April 1 and April 2. To register, call Stacy Goss at 317-287-5441. Anyone who reaches Goss's voice mail should leave a message including their name, phone number and preferred appointment time.

More information about Value Your Health Week will appear this week and next in Purdue Today and will be available soon through the Human Resources website.

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