Create Your Plate is a simple and effective way to manage your blood glucose levels and lose weight. With this method, you fill your plate with more non-starchy veggies and smaller portions of starchy foods and protein—no special tools or counting required!
Click here to use the interactive “Create Your Plate” from the American Diabetes Association.
Please click on the image below to read more from September Employee Assistance Program newsletter:
This month’s topics include:
- Evaluating your medical needs.
- Adding more Fruits & Vegetables to your diet.
- Overcoming Substance Abuse.
- Free Webinar: Harnessing the Power of Emotional Intelligence.
Take Charge. Inspire Others. That’s What WE’RE About.
Every day someone living with diabetes faces a challenge. Our lives are touched by diabetes and chances are your life is, too. You can make a difference and help those burdened by diabetes by joining our team.
Join Our Team!
We walk in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® because today diabetes will claim 200 lives. We walk because every 23 seconds someone new is diagnosed. We walk because our family and friends are among the nearly 30 million adults and children in the United States who have diabetes.
When you walk and fundraise with us:
- You spread awareness of the devastating effects of diabetes.
- You advocate for a child discriminated against in school because of diabetes.
- You fund life-saving research.
- You provide access to community programs and free resources that help those living with diabetes to live well.
So what are you waiting for? Join our team and walk with us! You can make an impact in the fight against diabetes — today.
Your little scholar carries a lot of weight on their shoulders. Textbooks, notebooks, binders, lunch and other school necessities can quickly create a heavy backpack. While all of the gear may be necessary, over time heavy backpacks can have negative effects on your child’s back and body. Backpacks that are too heavy can increase kids’ risk of injury, result in curvature of the spine, cause pain, and result in poor posture. At the same time, if their bag is too large and heavy, they can also bump other kids with it! Keep your kids and their friends safe with these tips.
Buy a light backpack. Choose a simple, lightweight backpack to ensure it’s not heavy from the get-go. Avoid one-shoulder or messenger bags, which don’t allow the bag’s load to be properly balanced on your child’s back. Look for backpacks that have:
- Two wide, padded straps to protect shoulders
- Waist belt to distribute weight evenly
- Padding where their back touches the backpack for comfort from things that may poke through
Check the size. Size matters when it comes to children’s’ backpacks. A backpack that is too large can be unsafe. The National Safety Council recommends avoiding backpacks that are longer or wider than your child’s torso.
Pack smart. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the weight of a child’s backpack should be no more than 10-20 percent of their body weight. Try these packing tips:
- Place your child’s gear throughout the compartments to ensure the weight is distributed properly
- Only pack necessary items
- Encourage your kids to utilize their desk, cubbies, and/or lockers to store things that do not have to come home each day
- Teach them to only bring the books home that they’ll need to do their homework
Show them how to wear it properly. Kids like to look cool by wearing their backpacks on one shoulder. However, that is an unsafe way to wear it. Both shoulder straps should be worn and tightened so that the bag is close and positioned in the middle of their back.
We are returning to your campus for our Fall semester Biometric Screenings.
A biometric screening is a short, confidential test that screens for certain diseases or conditions by checking your:
- Glucose Level
- Blood Pressure
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
These biometric screenings will be provided by a third-party vendor, on each campus. SPC employees can complete their biometric screenings at one the on-campus offerings.
SPC Human Resources will not receive any individual employee results. SPC Human Resources will only receive the aggregate data for the entire employee population. These results will direct the education, tools, and resources of the SPC Wellness Program.
***Employees are limited to 1 biometric screening per calendar year. ***
For more information, please visit our Biometric Screening page.