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CLASSES AND EVENTS

As an OSU Health Plan member, you have access to a wide variety of health and wellness classes, recordings and events all year long. Take advantage of all that’s available to you! It can do wonders for your wellness.

View upcoming and archived classes and events below.
Parenting & Family
Planning to Get Pregnant: Things to Consider
It’s never too early to start planning for pregnancy. Whether this is your first baby or third baby, there are important steps to help you get ready for a healthy pregnancy. Join Dietitian and Buckeye Baby Coach Jessica as she talks about preconception health recommendations you can do before and between pregnancies.
July 11, 2022 • Jessica Hernandez, OSU Health Plan Health Coach
Parenting & Family
Water First for Thirst for Kids
There are many benefits to drinking water and it is just as important for kids to meet their daily fluid needs as it is adults. Join this webinar to learn from Carol Smathers, MS, MPH the benefits of drinking water, ways to encourage kids to drink more water, reasons and ways to avoid sugary drinks, and how sugar sweetened beverage marketing targets kids and teens.
July 6, 2022 • Carol Smathers, MS, MPH
Active Living
Resistance Band Demo
Join OSU Health Coach Adam to take a break out of your day for resistance band training. Resistance bands are an easy way to incorporate strength training into your day or exercise program. We will go over how to use these with simple exercises that you can do for a whole body routine. We encourage you to use your comfort level. If you have not done resistance or strength training in the past, you want to gradually work your way into more sets and repetitions. The goal of this demo is to increase overall movement. If you are just starting a strength training routine, you may experience muscle soreness and may need to work in rest days. A Word of Caution: Not all exercises are suitable for everyone and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. Do not perform these movement(s) if you have a medical condition that can be made worse by physical activity. If you have questions about what exercises are safe for you, consult your physician.
June 29, 2022 • Adam Roberts, OSU Health Plan Health Coach
Parenting & Family
Today’s Techno Parenting
Today’s tech-saturated world introduces challenges as well as opportunities to parenting young children. Mothers and fathers worry about the effects of tech on their children and how to protect their children all the while trying to use tech for learning, creating, leisure, and so much more. In this webinar, we will be discussing the pros and cons of tech and how to teach our children to be smart and safe online.
June 28, 2022 • James S. Bates, Ph.D.
Healthy Eating
Healthy Summer Cookout
Eating healthy this summer does not have to be hard. With warmer weather approaching, many of us are firing up our grill or hosting summer cookouts. This webinar will review ways to enjoy a healthy summer cookout while still enjoy our favorite seasonal foods. Topics include plant-based eating and healthy choices of summer favorites, food safety and health risks associated with grilling.
June 23, 2022 • Kacie Vavrek, MS, RD, CSSD, LD
Employee Assistance Program
Contemplating Change
Learn about the Stages of Change (Porchaska & DiClemente), identify barriers to change, and we’ll explore how you can use self-guided tactics to motivate, decrease barriers, and making progress in personal change.
June 16, 2022 • Helka Casey, LPCC-S
Healthy Eating
Utilizing Your Spring Harvest
Join Extension Educator Jenny Lobb for a webinar to learn which fruits and vegetables are part of the spring harvest, the nutrition benefits of eating in season, and delicious recipes and food preservation tips for your spring veggies and herbs.
May 18, 2022 • Jenny Lobb, MPH, RDN
Employee Assistance Program
Building Your Self-Confidence
Self-confidence is defined as “a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities and judgement”.  In this webinar, learn skills to build your self-confidence.  Many people believe that self-confidence is about bragging or boasting; self-confidence is simply feeling capable and competent in your life and feeling comfortable in your own skin.  Discover ways to feel more confident and therefore increase your well-being and contentment in life.
May 11, 2022 • Suzanne Vickers, LISW-S
General Health and Wellness
Fundamentals of Healthy Sleep
It’s no secret that improving the quality of our sleep is important for health and well-being, but it can be difficult to know where to start. This webinar will discuss a “behind the scenes” look at how sleep works and identify some of the most impactful steps you can take to improve or maintain the quality of your sleep.
May 10, 2022 • Travis D. Westbrook, Ph.D.
General Health and Wellness
Reducing Food Waste
Did you know that the U.S. is the world’s leader in food waste? Approximately 30% of the food produced in the United States is wasted each year, and a significant portion of that occurs at the consumer level. Join Extension Educator Jenny Lobb for a webinar to learn more about the problem of food waste and how you as a consumer can safely reduce the amount of food waste in your home.
April 19, 2022 • Jenny Lobb, MPH, RDN