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Tempe Union High School District

Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The Wellness Program's mission is excellence in promoting and participating in healthy living.
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The vision is to ensure the opportunity for all students, staff and community to gain knowledge, understanding and ability to apply and embrace the practice of successful healthy living.

Remember, before beginning an exercise or diet program check with your health care provider!!!

Special Events:

Kick-Off the New Year with "Walk for Wellness"
Walk for Wellness Save-the-Date Flyer pdf

Save the Date

Join the Wellness Committee's "Walk for Wellness" at Kiwanis Park planned for TUHSD staff, families and community members on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 8:30 A.M. All are invited to join. Please park in the parking lot off the Baseline Road entrance (just West of Mill Ave.).

The walking routes are 1 or 2 miles. Maps will be provided to participants and at the finish line there will be bottled water and snacks.

Click here if you would like to view/download a pdf version of just the map. We hope to see you there!


TUHSD Wellness Program Articles and Information:

Please click arrows below to view information.

November/December

 

Healthy Tips for the Holiday Season:

December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month and National Influenza Vaccination Week (first full week of December).
  
Health eNews (pdf Newsletter) from United Health Care on healthy tips for the holiday season.
  
November was Diabetes Awareness Month. Check out this Wellness Online resource by UHC, topics include:
  • Prediabetes: A Call to Action
  • Kick the Tabacco Habit
  • Monthly Health Tips
  • Monthly Recipes and more... 

Healthy Cooking with Nikita Bhuyan

Desert Vista student Nikita Bhuyan is going places with her recipes being published in a new book called "Future Chefs" written by Ramin Ganeshram. On pages 58-59 where she gives a shout out to Tempe Union! She's also made appearances on KPNX TV's 12 News and Arizona Midday.

At school Nikita likes to show other students how to make healthier decisions when cooking.

Watch her videos below:
Fish Tacos with a Kick
Chicken Shawarma Panini
Chicken Pesto Pizza


October

To help minimize the impact of the flu, here are some flu-season tips on how to avoid the flu:

Research shows that the dirtiest places in the office include the break room sink's faucet handles, microwave door handles, keyboards and refrigerator door handles.

If you have an inkling of flu-like symptoms, stay home. Toughing it out could have disastrous consequences for the rest of the office.
   
There are plenty of ways to get vaccinated; Here's a snippet from your healthcare provider, United Healthcare:
  • Flu season is right around the corner.
  • The timing of the flu can vary from season to season, but it can begin as early as October. Make sure you and your family are vaccinated this year and every year. 
  • Most UnitedHealthcare plans cover annual flu shots at 100% when you use a contracted network provider. Check your plan documents for your coverage details. You can go to your doctor or a network retail pharmacy.
  • This year's flu vaccine includes H1N1, so only one shot is needed. You can log on to myuhc.com® to find a retail pharmacy, or make an appointment with your doctor.
  • The county health department recommends we educate our staff and students about the things we can all do to stop the spread of illness this fall. 
Tis the season to be extra diligent about hand-washing, cough etiquette. Here's are posters to print out and display - "Cover your Cough" and this link is to another poster about "Germ Busting".

August

Back-to-School and National Immunization Awareness Month. Below are some links to articles about immunization, which has been a hot topic in the media.
United Health Care - Immunization Pamphlet

Center for Disease Control and Prevention charts detailing immunization schedules:
Click here to view the Recommended Immunization Schedule Ages newborn to 6 years.
Click here to view the Recommended Immunization Schedule Ages 7 through 18 years.

Thank you to those who completed the "Getting Involved" survey. 

 Here are the results of that survey.

The "trial" Zumba class this summer was a great success and provided enough feedback that through TUHSD Community and Adult Education Department the TUHSD Wellness Program will be offering three more classes after September 1st. Classes will be Zumba, Pilates and Yoga. District staff is currently working with a vendor, to establish a schedule that will be announced soon.
  
If you would like more information or have your name placed on a waiting list, please reach our Community and Adult Education Department.

Get [IN]VOLVED with the TUHSD Wellness Program

Community members and students are welcome to join the committee and should reach the District Office or their school's contact listed below.

Compadre Academy

Marc Ciccarone
mciccarone@tempeunion.org

Corona del Sol

Mary Baker

Desert Vista

Amanda Goe

District Office

Diane Meulemans
Lisa Merrin
Andi Jacquemin

Marcos de Niza

Debbie Goddard

McClintock High

Andrea Sheppard

Mountain Pointe

Andrea Fazz

Tempe High

Jeff Richards
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