November 2020
The UC Diabetes Prevention Program is a campus-based small-group, one year healthy lifestyle program that uses a scientifically based approach developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help you make important lifestyle changes. Trained lifestyle coaches lead one-hour sessions in which you’ll learn healthy habits that stick, while significantly reducing your chance of developing type 2 diabetes. This program begins January 2021.

If you think you could be at risk of prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, register to attend an information session or contact Cori Evans at for more information.
Attend an information session to learn more:

Thursday 11/12
Wednesday 12/9

Healthy Holiday Challenge
Nov 9 - Dec 18
6-week Online Lifestyle Program

There's still time to join this year's 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 for a healthful, relaxing, balanced, and fun holiday season!

This challenge includes:

  • Weekly prizes
  • Two grand prize winners will have the chance to win a Fitbit Charge 3 or a private virtual cooking class with free groceries!
  • Weekly newsletters with resources, recipes, and challenges for support and motivation
  • Daily wellness postcards
  • Virtual events
Active at Work
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 Support
Lactation Room Access Update

There will be limited lactation rooms available as campus buildings slowly reopen. Select rooms will be accessible via Cal ID card and equipped with Covid-19 Guidelines, disinfectant wipes, and hand sanitizer. Visit the breastfeeding support program page for more information on how to access available lactation rooms or contact the Breastfeeding Support Program with questions at
Healthy U
National Diabetes Awareness Month

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) causes more deaths than breast cancer and AIDS combined. During the month of November, we promote Type 2 diabetes awareness and the preventative steps we can take. For example, making small changes to our nutrition and exercise habits or getting early treatment are proven to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. Here are some resources and ways you can take part in the events:

Be Well at Work Resources
Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations
Wed, Nov. 18 | 9-9:40am  

Instructor: Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist

Learn the basics of remote ergonomics and how to set up a safe workstation at home. This workshop will provide up to date information on the Be Well at Work Ergonomics Matching Funds Program and current campus resources. This workshop qualifies for the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program.
Attitude of Gratitude
Thu, Nov. 19 | 12:10-1pm

Speaker: Julia Anable, Employee Assistance
Join psychologist Julia Anable, PhD, for a discussion of the profound impact of gratitude. 
We'll delve into the data, consider the impact of our attitudes on our thoughts, feelings, and relationships, and explore the
ways in which simple activities and shifts in perspective can enhance and even extend our lives!
Wellness Resources
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Faculty/Staff Flyer and Information
Fall Workshops and Programs

Registration made easy: you can click the image to the right to open the flyer, then click on the linked dates to register!

You can find descriptions and more information under Workshops and Programs.