The steering committee for Healthy UC Davis has put out a call for proposals that will support its organizational mandate of making UC Davis the healthiest community in the nation.
“We would like ideas and suggestions spanning any or all of the focus areas of physical activity, nutrition/food, mental and emotional well-being, and smoke and tobacco-free,” the committee says on its website.
The committee indicates it is particularly interested in projects in five priority areas:
- Creating “one place” or “hub” for our community to find resources and information about health, well-being and wellness
- Creating metrics and desired outcomes for health and well-being programs and Healthy UC Davis as a whole
- Creating ways to keep and increase leadership support for health and well-being efforts.
- Creating and enhancing policies that support the health and well-being of our community
- Creating a physical space for health and well-being programming and community building
The submission form is here. The deadline for proposals is Monday, June 3.
●︎ E-Cigarettes and JUUL: Addicting a New Generation — Kim Homer Vagadori, project director for the California Youth Advocacy Network, will discuss how these products are changing the landscape of tobacco control. 12:10-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22; 1005 (auditorium) Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility. Register here. Videoconferencing available; send an email to Connie Tan.
●︎ Plant-Powered: A Beginners Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition — Learn about making delicious, nutritious meals without animal products. Vegan and clinical nutrition student Rebekah Shulman, will explain the components of a whole-food, plant-based diet; how to build a balanced meal; and strategies to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet. Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 142 Asmundson Hall. Register here.
●︎ Diabetes Prevention Program — This research-based, nationally-recognized program seeks to help participants achieve and maintain a 7 percent weight loss with healthy eating and an active lifestyle, reducing their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
This is a 12-month, group-based program that is gradual and reasonable, and is offered at no cost to UC Davis community members and dependents who qualify. Meetings are held weekly for the first three months (noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, 130 Hoagland Hall, starting June 27), every other week in months 4 through 6, and monthly for the remaining six months.
Registration can be arranged online. Program organizers will contact you prior to the first class to assess whether this program is right for you.
Questions? Contact Linda Adams by email or phone, 530-752-6800.
●︎ Well-Being Ticket Deal: Alexander String Quartet With Joyce Yang — Sunday, June 2: $10 tickets for staff and faculty for 2 p.m. concert. Tickets (limit two per person), available through June 1:
- Online — use Promo Code JOYCE19
- By phone — 530-754-2787 or toll-free 866-754-2787
- In person — The ticket office is open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and one hour before all ticketed events.