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Healthy Monday and Eggers Cafe Promotion on Revamped Veggie Options!

Special veggie menu at Eggers CafeHealthy Monday teamed up with SU Food Services to promote Meatless Monday vegetarian options in Eggers Café in late January. The café was decked out with floor decals, table tents, and extra signage to draw attention to the highlighted items. The marketing campaign was designed to see if promoting a specific healthy item would encourage meal goers to purchase it. Continue Reading

Making Recreation Inclusive, One Mile at a Time

Lerner Fellow, Jordan Gilman, posing with an umbrella at the start of the Monday Mile track
Healthy Monday Team at the DeRuyter Monday Mile

The Lerner Center’s mission is to improve the health of the community through service, research, education, advocacy and policy. To bring this mission to life, Lerner Center staff and graduate fellows took part in a 10-hour online inclusivity training. The InclusionU training and certification program offered through the Inclusive Recreation Resource Center at SUNY Cortland focuses on evaluation metrics anyone can use to assess the inclusivity of particular recreational spaces. An online database collects information about the accessibility of everything from trails and parks to bowling alleys. People of all abilities can check out the database before heading to a place of recreation to ensure they will be able to access and participate in the activities. The ultimate goal of these assessments is to help all people, regardless of ability, to play wherever they choose. Continue Reading

April Try Me: Caprese Plate

Caprese SaladThe traditional Caprese Salad is a popular staple in Mediterranean cuisine. It typically includes fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil. The nutrients and flavors provided in this dish help serve-up a power plate providing essential vitamins and minerals for optimal health and wellness. Continue Reading

March Try Me- Lemongrass Tofu

SU Food Services lemongrass tofuEach month, SU Food Services features fresh, new ingredients at the Try Me dinner.  This program introduces students to fruits, vegetables, grains or spices that they may have never tried before. Continue Reading

Planting a Seed of Mindfulness Through Yoga

Healthy Monday Yoga ClassWhat if one hour a week could help you improve your mental focus, strengthen your ability to accomplish tasks and help you move through your day more mindfully?  These are some of the things students in Dara Harper’s Yoga Seeds class describe being better able to do since beginning their yoga practice. Continue Reading

Bring the Monday Mile to Your Community

Syracuse University south campus Monday Mile start signWe are interested in providing support to communities in the Central New York region that promote physical activity and seek to reduce the associated risk of chronic disease by installing a Monday Mile walking route. Continue Reading