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UV Safety Awareness Month

Posted On July 1, 2019
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July is UV Safety Awareness Month and it’s a great time to learn the proper precautions when out in the sun. Ultraviolet radiation, or UV rays, are a major risk factor for skin cancer and can contribute to premature aging, vision problems, and other issues. Sunlight is the main source of UV rays, but tanning… more »

National Parks and Recreation Month

Posted On July 1, 2019
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During July, National Parks and Recreation Monthis dedicated to exploring the roles of parks and recreation that aren’t acknowledged. Recreation involves so much more than playgrounds, rec centers, and summer camps. Local recreation offers different programing for science, technology, engineering and math, senior programs, health and wellness opportunities, and community celebrations. Parks and recreation are… more »

Kudos! July Wellness Champions

Posted On July 1, 2019
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2019 D2M Champions

This spring, 19 departments and 286 employees participated in the 6th annual Desire2Move (D2M) Physical Activity Challenge, an 8-week team-based competition. Team members tracked their minutes of physical activity and the department with the greatest overall average minutes was the winner.

Returning teams (with team captains) were College of Education and Human Development Dean’s… more »

National Culinary Arts Month

Posted On July 1, 2019
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July is National Culinary Arts Month! This observance is dedicated to recognizing the professional cooks and chefs who combine their creativity and food expertise to produce tantalizing dishes! You can celebrate by taking the time to let your favorite chef or cook know that you are thankful for all the work that they do.

Looking… more »

July Super Food of the Month – Quinoa

Posted On July 1, 2019
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July’s “Superfood of the Month” is quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah)! In recent years, quinoa has seen a rise in popularity. But what is it about this food that makes it so “super”?

In terms of health benefits, quinoa is a heart-healthy whole grain, which means it is a good source of dietary fiber. Dietary fiber from… more »

National Men’s Health Week (June 10 – 16)

Posted On June 1, 2019
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National Men’s Health Week (June 10 – 16)

National Men’s Health Week is observed each year during the week leading up to and including Father’s Day.

On May 31, 1994, President Bill Clinton signed the bill to establish National Men’s Health Week following House and Senate approval.

This week provides an opportunity for health care… more »

Wear BLUE Day

Posted On June 1, 2019
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For 2019, Wear BLUE Day is Friday, June 14. Wear BLUE Day is celebrated every year on the Friday during Men’s Health Week!

Wear BLUE Day and Men’s Health Week are sponsored by the Men’s Health Network. Men’s Health Network is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach boys, men and their families with… more »

National Great Outdoors Month

Posted On June 1, 2019
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“Great Outdoors Month” is celebrated in June.  This concept started as “Great Outdoors Week” under the Clinton Administration in 1996, now it is recognized throughout the month of June!

Being outdoors is not only fun, but it also offers many health benefits. Here are some different activities that will allow you to enjoy the great outdoors.

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Kudos! June Wellness Champions

Posted On June 1, 2019

EDWS sponsored a special National Walking Day event on Wednesday, April 3rd.   We want to thank the following volunteers who helped to make this event a success on all six (6) campuses!

Alpharetta – Denise Fowler Dunwoody – Maria Batty Clarkston – Fran Mohr Decatur – Betsy Hardy & Susan Fitzgerald Newton – Stephanie Langston… more »