Buckeye Wellness Innovator Newsletter : January 2016

Welcome! The CFAES Buckeye Wellness Innovator Newsletter will serve as your resource for improving your health and well being. The newsletter highlights local events, important dates and much more!


  1. When: January 12, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Where: Ohio Union

    We are looking for additional faculty and staff who have an interest in promoting health and wellness activities and initiatives to their colleagues. Please read the role description to see if this role interests you! For more information or to register for the orientation, contact Megan Amaya (amaya.13@osu.edu).

  2. Buckeye Wellness is seeking creative faculty and staff members to serve on the Spring 2016 Amazing Race for Wellness Planning Committee. Interested individuals should verify they are available to attend the planning meetings in Newton Hall, 1585 Neil Avenue:

    January 26, 2016 (12:00-1:00, Lunch provided) February 16, 2016 (12:00-1:00) March 15, 2016 (12:00-1:00) April 4, 2016 (12:00-1:00)

    If you are interested in being a member of the Planning Committee, contact Brenda Buffington (buffington.42@osu.edu).

Healthy Choice Recipes

  1. Ingredients:

    4 pound pork roast - boneless and at room temperature 2 pounds sauerkraut 1 Tbsp caraway seeds 1 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 2 Tbsp olive oil



    Preheat oven to 325F. Pat the pork dry and sprinkle the entire roast with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. Heat a large, non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add in the olive oil. When the olive oil starts to simmer, sear all sides until golden brown (approx. 5-8 minutes per

Save the Dates

  1. Wednesday April 20, 2016

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm AMD 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Fred Beekman Park

    Teams of four will encounter challenges relating to the 9 Pillars of Wellness while engaging in light physical activity. Ohio State faculty, staff and their spouses or partners are invited to compete for a chance to win wellness prizes and YP4H points.

    More details coming soon!

Upcoming Events

  1. On Jan. 26th and Mar. 16th  the OSU Health Plan’s RN Health Promotion Specialist(s) will be in our Ag Admin Auditorium from 8:00-2:30 to do onsite biometric health screenings.   Remember, if you have recently* had a physical or completed a biometric screening with your primary care provider, you can use those values to complete your Personal Health and Well-Being Assessment (PHA).    Registration for our
  2. COSI is hosting a Get Fit Family Day on Saturday, January 16th, from 11am – 3:30pm in the COSI Atrium. Get Fit Family Day is a fun-filled day all about health and fitness which engages Central Ohio families in hands-on activities about the human body, fitness and sport activities, and nutrition activities like a kid’s cook-off!