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Friday, October 17 “Lunch & Learn” Healthy Family Mealtimes-Roots for a Lifetime! Frost Commons 12:15-1:00pm

October 7th, 2014 by Denise

Bring your lunch!

Dear Faculty and Staff,

Join Healthy PSU Program Manager and Registered Dietitian Denise Normandin for this fun, interactive workshop!  Workshop information and Registration

You will learn:

  • why meal planning matters
  • how surroundings effect eating habits
  • five important aspects of family mealtimes

Friday, Sept. 5 – Why Eat Local Food? Come Taste the Difference!

August 29th, 2014 by Denise

Healthy PSU EAT WELL and Local Foods Plymouth Farm to Desk will share information on how this initiative sustains the local economy while providing samples of fresh, specialty crop products!

Friday, September 5th
11:00 am-1:00 pm
HUB Pawsway

Information Flyer

August is Kids Eat Right Month!

August 26th, 2014 by Denise

Kids Eat Right Month is a new nutrition education campaign spotlighting healthy nutrition and active lifestyles for children and families, from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation.

Lunchbox Safety
5 Reasons for Your Teen to Eat Breakfast
Five Quick and Healthy Meals without Using the Stove

Wednesday, August 27 ~ Celebrate Faculty & Staff Appreciation at Prospect Hall, 12 pm – 1 pm.

August 26th, 2014 by Denise

Join PSU Dining Services for Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day at Prospect Hall. Sodexo’s lunch special includes Grilled Salmon, Steamed Asparagus, Roasted Tomato Tortilla Soup and an Ice cream Sundae Bar.

Visit the Nutrition table and learn about Sodexo’s Health & Wellness “Mindful” Program and Healthy PSU upcoming wellness engagements.  Complete a brief survey and enter a raffle to win a 25 Meal Plan worth $200 or new Healthy PSU gear.  We look forward to seeing you there!

TY Sodexo

Gentle Wake-up Yoga for All in August!

August 6th, 2014 by Denise

Hosted by the Welcome Center and sponsored by Healthy PSU on Thursday, August 14 and 21 at 6:45 AM. Program Flyer

This class is designed for beginners. All you need is comfortable cloths and to show up 5-10 minutes prior to the class start time. Katie will guide you through a series of gentle beginner yoga moves (mats provided). Showers available.  No RSVP required. Everyone is welcome!  For more info: healthy-psu@plymouth.edu

Healthy Cooking with Taylor – June 25th!

May 27th, 2014 by Denise

Healthy Cooking with Taylor Info Flyer

Fresh Cowboy Caviar


Join Healthy PSU in the Frost Commons Lounge from 12:05-12:50pm!




Featuring a healthy cooking demo, a recipe to go with it, as well as plenty of samples! The perfect recipe right in time for Independence Day celebrations!

Healthy PSU and Local Foods Plymouth “Farm to Desk” collaboration!

April 25th, 2014 by Denise

Healthy PSU and Local Foods Plymouth have been very successful in collaborating on the “Farm to Desk” (F2D) Project!

 If you have not already signed up, click here and follow the simple steps!

 F2D is an opportunity for you to conveniently order online weekly (or as frequently as you want), fresh foods and other products from over 35 local farms!

 This project runs all year long (right through the summer) and saves you time running errands after work.  It gives you the opportunity to support local agriculture, to eat healthy foods and to help sustain the local economy.

 Added benefits include: a discounted annual membership of just $15, the benefit of picking up your products on the PSU campus and receiving a reusable insulated grocery tote!

Deliveries are on Fridays at the D & M building, 1st floor between 9:30-10:30AM

April 8th – Local Foods Plymouth “Farm to Desk” Presentation

April 3rd, 2014 by Denise


Event Flyer

In partnership with PSU Center for Active Living and Healthy Communities and Healthy PSU:

 Join us for Tasting Tuesday, April 8th

Local Foods Plymouth “FARM TO DESK” presentation

Frost Commons Lounge

12:20 pm -12:50 pm

* Campus delivery/pick-up location will be at the D&M Building, 1st floor on Fridays from 9:30-10:30am (rear entrance)

For more information on discounted annual membership and the “Farm to Desk” Program visit the Local Foods Plymouth website today!


Local Foods Plymouth "Farm to Desk" on-campus delivery!


"Farm to Desk" Presentation


Greenhouse Tomatoes...YUM!

Upcoming Workshop: Re-story (and Restore) Your Relationship with Your Body, Food & Exercise

December 12th, 2013 by Rebecca
Tired of shameful eating, yo yo dieting, feeling bad about your body, and/or guilting yourself into exercising only to hate the experience? Then this 4-week workshop offered as part of Healthy PSU’s Wellness Wednesday Workshops is for you! Start off the new year with a new and restored relationship with your body, food and exercise!
Offered on 4 consecutive Wednesdays, February 5-26, from 12:10-1 pm in Frost Commons. Rebecca Busanich, PhD, will be teaching individuals ways to understand and explore cultural and personal narratives around the body, food and exercise and how these can have a powerful impact on individuals’ health behaviors and emotional relationships with their bodies, food and exercise. Individuals will be provided with alternative narratives and challenged to revise narratives in ways that will foster positive health outcomes. Come ready to share, learn and transform your health!
If you choose to participate in this workshop, you will also be asked to participate in a study on narrative therapy. Participation in the study is completely voluntary & not required as a part of the workshop.
Participation is free & limited to the first 20 employees. Please email healthy-psu@plymouth.edu to express interest.


Seeking “healthy” images & information from employees

October 15th, 2013 by Rebecca

We are looking for more images that we can add to our website and/or newsletter of PSU employees conducting healthy acts (e.g., being physically active, cooking with your family, enjoying a healthy meal, attending a workshop or wellness fair). Additionally, we’d like to know about any other community programs or resources that you are engaged with or aware of that may be helpful to our employees, so that we can continue to build our bank of resources.

Please submit any personal images and/or information on local events/resources to healthy-psu@plymouth.edu.