Southeastern Scale Down

Employees will have one more way to keep up with their New Year's resolutions when they return from the holiday break

Thursday, December 19, 2013  

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Southeastern employees will have a new resource for keeping up with their New Year's resolutions when they return from the holiday break, thanks to the new Southeastern Scale Down program. The nine-week program will begin in late January to encourage weight loss and healthy lifestyles among university faculty and staff.

Southeastern Scale Down is the first program to result from the university's new Employee Wellness initiative. As part of the program, Southeastern will partner with North Oaks Health System to participate in a statewide competition to shed the most pounds. Prizes will be awarded to the winning entities and their individuals who drop the most weight by March 31. The program will kick off with employee weigh-ins at the Pennington Student Activity Center from Jan. 27 to Feb. 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Final weigh-ins are scheduled for March 31.

Also as part of the Employee Wellness initiative, a smoking cessation class will be offered during the spring semester to support the university's charge of becoming a tobacco-free campus by Aug. 1, 2014.

Informational lunches for Southeastern Scale Down and the smoking cessation class will be held Thursday, Jan. 9, for staff and Thursday, Jan. 16, for faculty. Both lunches will begin at 11:45 a.m. in room 108 of the Pennington Student Activity Center. Representatives from North Oaks Health System, Tobacco Free Living and Southeastern's Employee Wellness initiative will be on hand to answer questions.

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