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 October 15, 2019

Occasion Highlights Donations to Feed Hungry Earned by State Staff

Oct. 22 Ceremony to Have fun 7,595 Meal Donations for Meals Banks

SACRAMENTO, CA – State staff who take part in More healthy U Connections, an internet wellness service managed by the California Division of Human Assets (CalHR) that encourages train and wholesome dwelling, have earned 7,595 meal donations for the California Affiliation of Meals Banks (CAFB).

The donations will likely be acknowledged at a ceremony to be held Tuesday, Oct. 22 on the Division of Well being Care Companies Auditorium, 1500 Capitol Mall, Sacramento.

StayWell, the seller that the State of California contracts with to supply the web service, will give CAFB a test for $15,420.78 for the price of the meals.

Meal donations are earned by State of California staff actively taking part in More healthy U Connections. One donation is earned upon registration for the platform, and as much as three extra may be earned all year long when contributors hit sure wholesome milestones. The donations are paid for by the More healthy U Connections vendor StayWell.

“A giant thanks is in an effort to state staff, for incomes these meal donations, and to StayWell, for making them,” mentioned Eraina Ortega, Director of CalHR. “That is an impressive program that provides state staff incentives for getting more healthy that additionally, in flip, profit the neighborhood. I stay up for seeing participation in More healthy U Connections – and meals financial institution meal donations – proceed to develop annually.”

“Making a supportive surroundings the place staff take part in enjoyable health packages, make more healthy decisions, and enhance their very own well being consciousness is essential to supporting long-term well-being,” mentioned StayWell CEO Nicole Latimer. “StayWell is proud to assist the More healthy U Connections’ program, serving to to deliver these parts collectively to boost the lives of state staff and assist its dedication to the local people by the donation of meals.”

“We’re grateful to the State of California and to StayWell to your assist — and, in flip, supporting many hungry members all through our California neighborhood. Proper now, greater than 4 million Californians face starvation. We should proceed to work collectively to cut back that quantity to zero,” mentioned, Kathleen Odne, Interim Govt Director for California Affiliation of Meals Banks. “CAFB is proud to be part of the More healthy U Connections program as a result of we consider that diet is key to the well being and well-being of every neighborhood member.”

More healthy U Connections, launched in 2017, is an modern, on-line wellness service that enables state staff to repeatedly observe well being behaviors and entry wellness sources, equivalent to wholesome recipes, train movies, recommendation from physicians, and way more. This useful resource is on the market without spending a dime to all state staff.

Specializing in intrinsic motivation, state staff can meet milestones and earn as much as 20,000 complete meals yearly to be donated to CAFB.  

Workforce constructing and pleasant competitors are inspired. Be a part of us in our quest to cut back preventable power illness, enhance worker morale and productiveness, and set up a tradition of well being for our staff statewide. More healthy U Connections is designed to encourage wholesome habits, wholesome minds, and wholesome our bodies.

The ceremony highlights the meals earned in 2018. The 2 state departments that earned essentially the most meals have been the California Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation, which earned 1,895 meals, and the Franchise Tax Board, which earned 724.

The ceremony will start at 9 a.m. and embrace CalHR Chief Deputy Director Adria Jenkins-Jones, StayWell CEO Nicole Latimer, and CAFB Interim Govt Director Kathleen Odne.

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