Research shows that if you eat together as a family, it helps children eat less junk food and more fruits and vegetables.
Replace white stuff with the brown stuff…brown rice, whole wheat bread (without corn syrup as an ingredient), whole wheat pasta.
Read the ingredient labels on food packages and choose foods with “whole” in the grain or flour name of the first 3 ingredients.
Add a green vegetable to dinner every night.
Snack right by eating an apple, banana, or strawberries at snack time
The health of employees goes far beyond a human resource issue at St. Joseph Health System. As a Catholic health system, we strive to build the healthiest communities and that includes our internal community of employees who provide patient care to those who balance our spreadsheets. At every level, throughout our system, our goal is to help provide each member of our staff as well as their family members the support to manage their overall health and wellness.
In 2006, senior leadership across SJHS gathered to identify long-term strategic priorities. In addition, two transformational statements were adopted resulting in a major change in the SJHS model of care delivery.
The Wellness and Health Improvement Division was created in August 2008 to provide leadership for this dramatic change. Upon reflection, this new calling mirrors the challenge that Father Jean Pierre Medaille put before the Sisters of St. Joseph in Le Puy, France in 1652. He urged the sisters to leave the monasteries and go out into their village, identify areas of need, and work by themselves or in collaboration with others to meet the people’s needs.
As SJHS moves beyond its hospitals’ walls, it pays homage to this heritage ensuring that the communities we serve are among our nation’s “Healthiest Communities.” Through a variety of “Healthy Living” initiatives offered in collaboration with our hospitals (ministries) in their communities, SJHS invests in local and system-wide programs in three types of healthcare delivery.