Healthy Monday

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

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

Healthy Defaults-National Public Health Week

Cynthia Morrow headshot

Each year during the first week of April, people around the country celebrate National Public Health Week.  This week is dedicated to recognizing the contributions of public health in helping us all lead longer, healthier lives.  From seatbelts to tobacco-free policies and vaccinations to refrigeration, public health impacts us all. Continue Reading

SU Food Services Executive Chef Talks Meatless Monday

SU Food Services Executive Chef holding tray of Meatless Monday food samplesWe recently had a chance to catch up with SU Food Services’ new Executive Chef, Parvinder Singh.  Singh joins the SU community from Cornell and has previously served as an Executive Chef at the University of Oklahoma and University of Buffalo.  In the short time since joining SU, Chef has been quite busy getting to know the Food Services staff and operations and creating new recipes that are student tested and approved. Continue Reading

Healthy Monday Goes Abroad

Florence Italy piazza with duomo in background
Florence Visit, November 2011

For the past several years, Healthy Monday has partnered with SU Abroad in Florence to offer students studying there a chance to maintain their healthy habits while studying abroad. Continue Reading