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Vegetarianism, allergies among new wellness class offerings


April 10, 2013

This month, the ASU Employee Wellness Program is offering several classes to help faculty and staff live a healthier life. 

Intro to Vegetarianism
noon-1 p.m., April 16
Memorial Union, Room 207 (Gold)

Thinking about becoming vegetarian but not sure where to start? Find out what vegetarians eat, and learn how to address common nutrient concerns and ways to make an easy transition to the greener side of eating.

Nutritionist Suzette Kroll, a well-regarded nutrition expert, is a registered dietitian and certified intrinsic coach who specializes in adult weight management. She has been inspiring good nutrition habits in others since 1991. Kroll graduated from the University of Arizona and completed her dietetic training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Her advice has been published in Seventeen magazine, Mindful Mama magazine, The American College of Sports Medicine Fitness Journal, Weight Watchers online, and on cable and television stations, including the Food Network.

Kroll shares her knowledge and excitement for nutrition and healthy eating, as well as tips and tricks on how to do so.
 
Take a Stand against Prostate Cancer
12:30-4:30 p.m., April 18
Lot #13, North of Lemon St.  south of Discovery Hall

The State of Arizona now offers free prostate cancer screenings for benefits-eligible male employees over the age of 40 or any age if you have a family history of prostate cancer. The mobile medical unit provides 15-minute appointments at your workplace.

What to bring:
United Healthcare, BCBSAZ/AmeriBen members, Aetna and CIGNA members Benefit Options insurance
Non-Benefit Options members
State ID badge and Employee ID Numbers
Retired Benefit Options members Benefit Options cards and employee number
Screenings are open to the public.

ACCEPTED INSURANCE: BCBS,UHC, Humana, and Health Net. Uninsured cost is $72.
COST: Free
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED: 480-964-3013
 
All About Allergies
noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 23
Memorial Union, room 207 (Gold)

What do dust, cats, peanuts and cockroaches have in common? All can cause allergies. Millions of people suffer from allergies caused by everyday exposures to these agents. Find out more about airborne and food allergies, as well as symptoms, treatments and ways to cope. Dr. Manning graduated with honors from Baylor University in Waco, TX, and attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He pursued his Internal Medicine residency in Phoenix at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. He then completed an Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Fellowship at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, California. Dr. Manning is past president of the Western Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and lectures frequently to physicians in Arizona and regionally. He practices at Scottsdale-based Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates.
 
Registration required, 15-participant minimum. Registration deadline is Tuesday, April 16.

To register for any wellness classes listed, email employeewellness@asu.edu. Include class name, date and location. NOTE: If a listing has registration info (such as for the Health Screening), use it.