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Brown Bag Series

The WorkLife Wellness Program offers a variety of wellness classes and information to encourage and promote healthy and active lifestyles for all employees, staff, faculty, retirees, and students.

Manage Your Career

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Presenter: Judy Isaman, Training Analyst with Training & Development
Time: 12:00-12:40 pm
Location: Facilities Support Services Building (FSSB) Room 2030 4800 2nd Ave., Sacramento

Is your career on track? Are you in charge of your career development? Are you working your Individual Development Plan?

Managing your career is an ongoing process, not something that you do when circumstances may make it necessary.  Did you know that on average 51% of people who are employed are actively seeking or open to new job opportunities--these individuals are "future proofing" their careers.

Come and gain momentum on your career development path with our "Manage Your Career" mini-workshop.  This mini-workshop will provide an overview of services available to you through HR Training & Development, such as:

  • Keeping your skills up to date by utilizing the UC Learning Center
  • "Future proofing" your career through cross training
  • Career and leadership development program offerings
  • Tuition reimbursement eligibility through the UCDHS Staff Tuition for Education Program (STEP)
  • One on one career development coaching
  • Developing resumes and cover letters that get noticed
  • Practice putting your best foot forward through mock interviews


Nutrition: “What is in Your Cup? Re-thinking Your Drink”

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Instructor: Sky Baucom-Pro, MAS, RD
Time: 12 – 1 pm
Location: Cancer Center Auditorium 1100

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting calories from added sugars to no more than 200 per day.  Added sugars and refined grains are currently overconsumed in the US. According to the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, the average American drinks 3 pounds of sugar EVERY WEEK.  That means the average American consumes the body weight IN SUGAR once every year.   A big portion of added sugars comes from sugar sweetened drinks. This is the focus of the Healthy Beverage Initiative, which Food and Nutrition Services is participating in.  Come learn more about added sugars in common drinks and foods, and how to maximize healthy choices at work and home!

Common drinks that contain 150-200 calories from sugar:
1 can of regular soda
1 small (12 oz) pumpkin spice latte
1 can (12 oz) sweetened ice tea
1 can (16 oz) energy drink


Monday, October 19, 2015
Instructor: Brenda (Astara) Gustin, Ph.D., CMT, RYI
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Glassrock Building, Room 7106

For the 2015 Meditation Series, each month we will explore practical suggestions on how to live a radiantly healthy life. We will learn how to have more energy and vitality, to be receptive, to be relaxed, to recharge the body, calm the mind, open the heart and to have positive, cheerful and wholesome attitudes.  These workshops can be for beginners who are just learning about meditation or for people who already make meditation their daily practice.

Family Care by Bright Horizons

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Instructor: Molly Dodge, Director Client Services for Bright Horizons
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Cancer Center Auditorium 1100

This presentation will cover an overview of the Bright Horizons Care Advantage program provided by the University of California system to support the dependent care needs of the employees, faculty, and staff.  The presentation will include:

  • Benefit Overview:  What is Bright Horizons Care Advantage?
  • Sittercity--  Child care, Pet Care, Home Care, Tutoring
  • Years Ahead- Elder Care Planning
  • How to Register For and Use the Benefit
  • Additional Family Resources:  Family Matters Webinar series and

Contact Marina Podoreanu, WorkLife and Wellness Coordinator, at, Phone: 916.734.2760