Wellness Wednesday

March 2022

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According to the United States Department of Agriculture. (USDA) adults of all ages have different nutrition and physical activity needs as their lives and bodies change. As you age, maintaining healthy habits is an important way to lower your risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. Make your food and beverage choices a priority and stay physically active.

Eat Healthy

Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein foods, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products are healthy choices. Include a variety of protein foods such as seafood, lean meats, poultry, beans, peas, lentils, nuts, seeds, and eggs. Limit foods and beverages higher in added sugars, saturated fat, and sodium.

Are you making every bite count? Click here to take the MyPlate Quiz to find out!

Check the playlist bellow full of wonderful recipes from MyPlate Kitchen

Superfruit Smoothies Recipes from MHO

Enjoy three different superfruit smoothies! Eating your fruits and veggies is way better when they taste like this. Whether you like berry smoothies or green machines, we've got a smoothie you'll love.

This information is meant for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice

Move More

Jogging, playing team sports, and biking are just a few examples of how you can get moving. Physical activity can make daily life better. So get more active — and start feeling better right away!

  • Boost your mood
  • Sharpen your focus
  • Reduce your stress
  • Improve your sleep

Every little bit adds up – just remember to move more and sit less!

Click here to access the "Move Your Way" activity planner to start getting active!

Pasco County Community Food Resources Guide

New Nutrition Facts Label!

Make informed food choices with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s updated Nutrition Facts label! The updated label can help you make food choices that contribute to lifelong healthy eating habits. Some of the changes include updated serving sizes; larger, bolder calories; and updated Daily Values and nutrient listings.
The Nutrition Facts label gets a makeover

Patty's Points

Are you still confused about the 2022 pharmacy benefits and/or changes? Click here to access a chart of the pharmacy name and the types of medication they can fill. Hopefully, this will provide some clarification.

You Got Caught!

Wellness Champion Patricia Joens has awarded the following people; Pam Kaplan, John McGuire, and Jose Rodriguez, with with the "You Got Caught" award. In recognition for making a commitment to wellness.
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Pasco County Schools offers incentives for covered employees and retirees who complete their annual Vital Health Profile. This program is voluntary; however, participants must follow the steps outlined here in order to qualify for the 2022 incentive.

Already Completed your VHP?

Work with a My Health Onsite Health Coach to achieve your wellness goals! Talk with your My Health Onsite provider to be enrolled. Employees enrolled in the Pascofit option may be eligible to earn additional incentive rewards by completing up to 2 wellness programs with a Health Coach. More information about the wellness programs through My Health Onsite can be found here.

The HWI 1st quarter for Pascofit is January 1 - March 31, 2022. Click here for more information.