September 2020
I CAN! Commit to Activity and Nutrition @ Home
4-week Healthy Lifestyle Program

Sept 22 to Oct 16
Tue & Thu, 12:10-1pm

Cori Evans, NSCA-CPT & Kim Guess, RD

Jumpstart a new healthy lifestyle at home, with this free 4-week interactive virtual program that will equip you with the skills you need to get started. I CAN! at Home will include nutrition workshops, a cook-along, a virtual grocery tour, and weekly group workouts with live feedback from a certified personal trainer. Don’t think about how many other times you’ve promised to do this for yourself – this time just say I CAN! [max enrollment 30]

The Outdoors & Your Well-Being Webinar

Tue, Sept. 15

Speakers: Kim Guess, RD & Nicole Castillo

Spending time in nature can promote health and well-being, which is especially important during a pandemic. In this interactive webinar, we’ll explore the benefits of the outdoors, share safe ways to enjoy nature, and provide local Bay Area resources. We’ll cover camping, gardening, outdoor cooking, physical activity, arts and crafts, and sun and insect safety. Participants are welcome to share their insight throughout the webinar as well.
Coming Soon
Save the Date: Healthy Holiday Challenge 2020
Nov 9 - Dec 18

This year, let the holiday spirit inspire you to get re-energized and back on track with the Healthy Holiday Challenge. This 6-week program supports you with small, healthy steps each week that can continue through the new year. Join us for a fun, balanced, and healthful holiday season!
This challenge includes:
  • Weekly prizes and a grand prize
  • Weekly newsletters with resources, recipes, and challenges for support and motivation
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
Planning Your Pregnancy Leave
Thu, Sept. 24, 12-1pm | Online

Speakers: Yvette Escobar, UCB Disability Counselor, Kristin Rissanen Ikuta , UCB Academic Personnel, Nicole Roces,Employee/Labor Relations Consultant, Gabe Schmidt, Healthcare Facilitator
Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online 
Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School
Thu, Oct. 1, 1-4:15pm | Online

Speaker: Tina Benitez, IBCLC 

This free 3-hour class is offered once a semester and is taught by a certified lactation consultant. The first two hours cover breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The last hour focuses on planning for return-to work or school and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion.
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
Sleep and Covid-19

What are the challenges to sleep during a pandemic and why is it important? Sleep is not only essential for our physical health, but it also promotes other aspects of our wellness. The Sleep Foundation provides a great resource of useful guidelines to help you optimize your nightly slumber.
Register today to receive 8 weekly emails to help improve your resiliency and mood. Starting September 14, you will receive a weekly email containing a link for you to access both a Meditation and Stretching video. These videos are 3-5 minutes long and will focus on 8 different topics such as: relaxation, slowing down, finding strength and stretching different parts of the body.  
Weathering the Winter Webinar by Health Net

Moving from summer through fall and into winter, it’s important to keep your mental and physical health in top form. This is all the more important as the weather changes and the cold and flu season takes hold. To help you prepare for the twists and turns of winter, this webinar will provide tips to help you stay healthy even when the weather isn’t so nice outside.
Campus Happenings
Cal Fitbit Face 
Show your Cal spirit and health stats with our free Berkeley Time watch face. Send your Cal colleagues a Fitbit challenge invitation, grab a blue and gold mask, and head outside. Available for Ionic, Versa, Versa 2, and Versa Lite.

Looking for more ways to share your Cal spirit? Download a variety of fun, free digital assets and share Berkeley’s light. Text your friends a card stunt sticker or a cheering Oski gif. Decorate your desktop with an epic aerial view of campus or choose a mischievous squirrel for your Zoom background.  
Berkeley Student Farms

Berkeley Student Farms is a coalition of 8 student farms located on UC Berkeley land, that donates food to students and community members through local food pantries and offers green spaces for exercise, relaxation, and community-building. Find daily updates on their Instagram.
Campus Memorial

UC Berkeley will hold its annual memorial recognizing those in the campus community who have died, including academic & faculty, emerti, staff, students, post-doctorates, and visiting scholars, on Monday, September 14th, 2020. Due to Covid-19, the memorial will be held virtually. 
Be Well at Work Resources
Core Essentials for Better Posture
Wed, Sept. 30, 12:10-1 pm   
Instructor: Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist

Learn ways to improve your posture through awareness of movement patterns and exercises to balance muscles Safe ways to sit, walk and stand will be addressed Please wear comfortable clothing and have a small space to move to perform exercises. 

Faculty/Staff Flyer and Information
Fall Workshops and Programs

The Be Well at Work Fall Flyer is now available online! You can find descriptions and enrollment links under Workshops and Programs. Registration made easy: you can also click the image to the right to open the flyer, then click on the linked dates to register!