November 2019
6-week Online Program
Tue 11/12 - Fri 12/20

Give yourself the gift of healthier habits this year with the Healthy Holiday Challenge. This 6-week program supports you with small, healthy steps you build on each week and can keep going through the new year. Join us to have a healthful, relaxing, balanced and fun holiday season!

This challenge includes:
  • Starter kits for all participants
  • Weekly prizes and a grand prize of a FitBit Charge 3!
  • Weekly newsletters with resources, recipes, and weekly challenges for support and motivation
  • Free week of WorkFit
Visit the Healthy Holiday Challenge webpage for more information and Tips for How to Reduce Holiday Stress .
Applications open October 1 - December 2
The Be Well at Work Healthy Department Certification program, now in its second year, successfully launched in Fall 2018 with the goal of creating sustainable, healthy workplace communities where faculty and staff are more engaged, energized, and empowered to lead a healthy lifestyle and prevent injury and illness at work. 
Contact Cori Evans at and visit to apply or learn more about the Healthy Department Certification.
Active at Work
Dancing For
Fun and Fitness
12:10 - 1pm
251 Hearst Gym
Instructor: Nadia Qabazard

Hula/Polynesian -  11/1
Zumba/Samba -  12/6
Y oga for Tension and Stress Relief
12:10 - 1pm
251 Hearst Gym
Instructor: Laurie Ferris

Get Fit in 7 Minutes
12:10 - 1pm
251 Hearst Gym
Instructor: Cori Evans

Nutrition Resources
Have a question about food or nutrition? Submit your question through our Ask the Dietitian service. Note: Please do not send protected personal information or protected health information via unencrypted email, or when using this service.
Breastfeeding and Parenting Resources
Transitioning Back After Baby Bonding Leave
Wed 11/6 12:10 - 2:00pm
Tang Education Center

The transition for parents returning to work after baby bonding leave ends can feel overwhelming as we contend with a vast array of emotions, concerns, and limitations while simultaneously juggling a new work/life balance. Join us for this panel workshop which will focus on understanding both positive and negative emotions related to this transition, how to establish boundaries at work, what benefits and accommodations are available to working parents on campus, and receive self-care resources to help ease the physical and mental pressure associated with your return to work.

This one-hour panel presentation will be followed by an opportunity to meet with campus programs and vendors to learn more about parenting support and benefits on campus.
Campus Happenings
R.A.D. Self Defense for Women
Fri  11/15 & 11/22 (Must attend both sessions)
8:30am - 1pm | Tang Education Center
Instructors: Karen Patchell & Kim Guess (Cost:$10)

R.A.D. for Women is a 9-hour comprehensive, women* and femmes course that begins with risk awareness and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. 

*We welcome all UC Berkeley affiliates and community members who experience life through the lens of wo(man) in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid. Note: Participants must attend both sessions.  

Fall Semester Workshops and Programs

The Be Well at Work Fall 2019 Flyer is available online! You can find a PDF of the flyer, as well as descriptions and enrollment links under Workshops and Training .