Press Release for Wednesday, April 1, 2015
New UNF Continuing Education Class Helps Employers and Employees Get Healthy
Jessica Scott, Public Relations
Department of Public Relations
Division of Continuing
Education at the
of North Florida is ready to help local businesses improve employee wellness
through a new partnership and cooking class.
Education has partnered with Food For Life, a subsidiary of
Committee for Responsible Medicine, a national nonprofit organization that
promotes preventive medicine, particularly good nutrition, and supports higher
standards in research, to produce the “Food for Life: Employee Wellness”
“We are thrilled to
partner with Food For Life to offer this unique opportunity to local
businesses,” said Tim Giles, UNF Continuing Education director.
Classes will include
cooking lessons, shopping advice and the health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Cost-saving tips and nutritional empowerment will provide participants
budget-friendly tools for wellness planning.
“The challenge is not only to teach
people which foods are good for them, but also to show them howto make the foods taste good,” said
Susan Levin, PCRM director of nutrition education.
Each class will focus on important
nutrition topics as Jacksonville’s Food for Life cooking instructor, Heather
Borders, guides students through the preparation of tasty and easy-to-prepare
There will be an information session 11:30 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Friday, April 10. Attendees will learn more about the interactive
cooking course series designed to show employees how to easily create a
sustainabledietary lifestyle rich in
vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes.
To register for this session,
contact the UNF Division of Continuing Education at (904) 620-4200 or visit the
Life is a collaborative effort of physicians, researchers, and nutritionists
who have joined together to educate the public about the benefits of a
healthful diet for weight management and disease prevention. Based in
Washington, D.C., Food for Life is a program of the Physicians Committee for
The UNF Division of Continuing Education is the premier provider
of lifelong learning, workforce development and enrichment experiences. It’s
committed to economic development—one person, one company at a time—and provides
excellence through quality programs, customer satisfaction and transformational
university located on an
environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures
through a well-rounded education.