Wellness is HOT STUFF Newsletter by xyd75631


									     Wellness is HOT STUFF Newsletter
January 2010                                                     Brought to you by Personalized Prevention
Volume 1, Issue 1

                                Welcome to our first issue of the
                                Brownsville Independent School
                                                                           Upcoming Events:
                                District’s Wellness Newsletter!                If you have not done so already,
                                Personalized Prevention will be sending        please take your Health Risk
                                monthly updates on exciting upcoming           Assessment! Follow the
                                events as well as tips and information         instructions at:
                                on healthy habits.                             www.wellnessishotstuff.com
Contents                        We have visited every school campus             January-February 2010- Free
                                and talked with many enthusiastic               On-site Lab & Health Screenings
Program Overview          1     employees and are excited to begin this         (Completely confidential)
Upcoming Events           1
                                journey to better wellness together!
                                                                                March 2010- Launch Health
                                With the new year upon us, it is a great        Challenge
Employee Health Screenings 1
                                time to resolve to be WELL in 2010!
Screenings Schedule       2     Personalized Prevention is confident
                                that together with BISD we can create a
Testimonials              3
                                healthy impact on not only the school
Recipe Corner             3     district, but the community as well.
Recipe Corner Cont.       4

Wellness Resources        5

Startling Statistic!           FREE Lab Tests and Health Screenings
Did you know…                  In January and February we are going        To Sign-up:
 23.6 million people           to come to each school campus and
                               provide all employees on the BISD                Registration is done online,
have Diabetes in the
                               health plan an opportunity to receive            please visit
US today, 5.7 million          a free biometric health screening!               www.wellnessishotstuff.com and
of which are                                                                    follow the instructions.
                               What this includes:
undiagnosed.                                                                    Sign-up today to reserve your
                                      Height                                    preferred day and time slot!!
Fantastic Fact!                       Weight                                    For questions contact
The good news is…                     Blood Pressure                            Personalized Prevention at
  Moderately active
                                      Blood Work- Full Lipid Panel             Email:
people (those who                                                              info@personalizedprevention.com
exercise 30 minutes                   Option of Full Chemistry
most days of the                                                              Phone: 210-481-7584
                                      Option for Diabetes and Heart
week) have a 30-40%                   Disease Tests                        **See below for your school’s
lower risk of                                                              scheduled date!**
developing Type 2
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               On-Site Lab Test & Health Screenings Schedule
School:                     Date:                                  Main Office              Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Adult Education                          TBD                       Maintenance                          TBD
Aiken Elementary               Friday, January 08, 2010            Martin Elementary        Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Benavides Elementary           Friday, January 29, 2010                                        Friday, January 29, 2010
Besteiro Middle School       Thursday, January 07, 2010            Oliveira Middle School     Monday, January 18, 2010
Brite Elementary             Tuesday, February 23, 2010            Ortiz Elementary         Thursday, February 11, 2010
Bro Early College High                                             Pace High School          Tuesday, February 02, 2010
                                                                   Palm Grove
                                                                                            Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Brownsville Academic CE                 TBD                        Elementary
                                                                   Paredes Elementary       Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Brownsville Learning Ac      Thursday, February 11, 2010
                                                                   Pena Elementary           Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Burns Elementary                         TBD
                                                                   Perez Elementary          Monday, February 15, 2010
Canales Elementary           Monday, February 22, 2010
                                                                   Perkins Middle School      Friday, January 15, 2010
Castaneda Elementary           Friday, January 22, 2010
                                                                   Porter High School       Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Champion Elementary           Friday, February 12, 2010
                                                                   Pullam Elem               Thursday, January 21, 2010
Cromack Elementary          Wednesday, January 06, 2010
                                                                   Putegnat Elementary      Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Cummings Middle School        Tuesday, January 12, 2010            Resaca Elementary        Wednesday February 24, 2010
Del Castillo Elementary      Tuesday, February 09, 2010            Rivera High School                   TBD
Egly Elementary                         TBD                        Russell Elementary         Monday, January 25, 2010
El Jardin Elementary                    TBD                        Security Department
Faulk Middle School                     TBD                        (Misc. Schools)
Food & Nutrition Services                                          Sharp Elementary          Monday, February 08, 2010
                              Monday, January 11, 2010
(Misc. Schools                                                     Skinner Elementary                   TBD
Gallegos Elementary                     TBD                        Southmost Elementary       Friday, February 19, 2010
Garcia Middle School                    TBD                        Stell Middle School                  TBD
Garden Park Elementary                   TBD                       Stillman Middle School     Friday, February 5, 2010
Garza Elementary                         TBD                       Transportation                       TBD
Gonzalez Elementary                      TBD                       Vela Middle School        Thursday, January 21, 2010
Hanna High School                        TBD                       Vermillion Elementary     Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Hudson Elementary            Tuesday, February 16, 2010            Victoria HTS
Keller Elementary            Thursday, January 14, 2010            Elementary
Lincoln Park Elementary      Thursday, February 18, 2010           Villa Nueva Elementary   Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Longoria Elementary           Friday, January 22, 2010             Yturria Elementary        Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lopez High School            Thursday, February 4, 2010            Warehouse                  Monday, January 11, 2010

Lucio Middle School          Thursday, January 28, 2010           *TBD- To Be Determined – Check for updates on

                                                  Personalized Prevention
                                               18838 Stone Oak Pkwy Suite 106
                                                   San Antonio, TX 78258
                                                   Phone: (210) 481-7584
                                                    Fax: (866) 907-7584
                                          E-mail: info@personalizedprevention.com
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Testimonials & Success Stories
                                          At Russell Elementary School,
                                                                                       “I wanted to take a moment to
                                          Kindergarten teacher, Mr. Jerry Ruiz,
                                                                                       thank you on behalf of our
                                          has a class rule that for birthdays the
                                                                                       staff for the Wellness
                                          parents can only bring healthy treats
                                                                                       presentation you made to our
                                          for the children. Pictured are Mr. Jerry
                                                                                       campus employees yesterday.
                                          Ruiz, 6 year old Anica Cuevas,
                                                                                       Personalized Prevention is
                                          Russell Elementary Assistant Principal
                                                                                       really a dynamic program and
                                          Lettie Marroquin and “The Healthy
                                                                                       I know our teachers and
                                          Birthday Basket”.
                                                                                       related staff members will be
                                                                                       taking advantage of the many
                                                                                       benefits. AND, what a great
                                                                                       time of the year to be mindful
                                                                                       of our health!
                                           *If you have testimonials or success        I just feel we can activate
                                           stories, send them to us at:                other people in the district to
                                           info@personalizedprevention.com             work together to make our
                                                                                       district employees healthier
                                                                                       and live longer.”
                                                                                             ~Genny Sterling, Garcia
                                                                                                     Middle School

     The Healthy Birthday Basket!

Healthy Recipe Corner
Turkey & Balsamic Onion Quesadillas
 Not your traditional quesadilla, these feature deli turkey and Cheddar cheese, along with onions quickly
marinated in balsamic vinegar. Serve with sautéed vegetables or a tossed salad for a quick meal!

4 Servings, Total time: 15-20 minutes

    • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
    • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
    • 4 10-inch whole-wheat tortillas
    • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
    • 8 slices deli turkey, preferably smoked (8 ounces)

    1. Combine onion and vinegar in a bowl; let marinate for 5 minutes. Drain, reserving the vinegar for another
       use, such as salad dressing.
    2. Warm 2 tortillas in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for about 45 seconds, then flip. Pull the
       tortillas up the edges of the pan so they are no longer overlapping. Working on one half of each tortilla,
       sprinkle one-fourth of the cheese, cover with 2 slices of turkey and top with one-fourth of the onion. Fold
       the tortillas in half, flatten gently with a spatula and cook until the cheese starts to melt, about 2
       minutes. Flip and cook until the second side is golden, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate and cover
       to keep warm. Make 2 more quesadillas with the remaining ingredients.

        Per serving: 328 calories; 12 g fat (6 g sat, 0 g mono); 56 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrates; 24 g
        protein; 2 g fiber; 871 mg sodium; 33 mg potassium. Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (30% daily value)
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Quick Guacamole
  Use a cup of the Fresh Tomato Salsa to make this easy guacamole. Mash a few avocados, stir in lemon juice and
you’re done! Guacamole will turn brown if allowed to sit and is best made shortly before serving.

8 Servings (about 1/3 cup each), Total time: 10 minutes

    • 3 avocados, diced (about 3 cups)
    • 1 cup Fresh Tomato Salsa (or prepared salsa)
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • ¼ teaspoon salt

    1. Using a potato masher, mash diced avocados in a medium bowl, leaving them a little chunky. Add salsa,
       lemon juice and salt; stir to combine.

        Per serving: 96 calories; 8 g fat (1 g sat, 6 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 4 g
        fiber; 108 mg sodium; 321 mg potassium. Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value), Fiber (16% daily

Pineapple-Raspberry Parfaits
  Quick and perfect dessert for a busy weeknight!

4 Parfaits, Total time: 5 minutes

    • 2 8-ounce containers (2 cups) nonfat peach yogurt
    • ½ pint fresh raspberries (about 1 ¼ cups)
    • 1 ½ cups fresh, frozen or canned pineapple chunks

    1. Divide and layer yogurt, raspberries and pineapple into 4 glasses

        Per serving: 109 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 2 mg cholesterol; 23 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 3 g
        fiber; 58 mg sodium; 113 mg potassium. Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (60% daily value), Calcium (15% daily

                                    BISD Wellness Resources
Wellness Program                                                 Employee Benefits/Risk Management
956-698-0194                                                     956-548-8061
Roy Alaniz, Administrator                                        Kent Whittemore, Administrator

Margaret Clark Aquatic Center                                    Care Management
956-698-0060                                                     Registered Nurse available to all BISD employees

Monica Rosales, Administrator                                    956-698-2991
                                                                 Jana Garza, RN

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