Lunch and Learn Opportunities from Staff Development – 9/25/12-4/4/12

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of, and making choices toward a more holistic existence. Wellness is not something that happens to people, wellness is a state of being. Here at Grand Rapids Community College we have a number of ways for you to “plug-in” to wellness. You don’t need to be a marathon runner or meditate for hours each day, but what’s your next step to becoming a healthier person for yourself, your family, you students and our community?

One way to “plug-in” to wellness, is by joining us for the viewing of four “Lunch & Learn” movies. These events are created to inform and educate in a relaxed format. A healthy lunch may be purchased for $5.00 at this event. When signing up please indicate if you would like a lunch to eat while viewing the movie.

Please register online at or call Staff Development at extension 4285.

Lunch & Learn – Food, Inc.
Tue Sept. 25, 2012 | 11:30AM-1:30 PM | 348 CSC

Educational Movie – Participants will learn about the state of our food ‘system’ in the United States, learn about the issues surrounding the food and how to make healthier choices in their food purchasing.

Lunch & Learn – FRESH
Thurs Nov. 15, 2012 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Location TBD

Educational Movie – Participants will learn that the choices they make regarding food affect their lives, their communities and the planet we live on. They will learn about their options for food and purchasing food for their families.

Lunch & Learn – Forks Over Knives
Tue Feb. 12, 2013 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Location TBD

Educational Movie – Participants will learn about eating a plant strong diet rich in healthy fruits, vegetables and beans. This movie examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.

Lunch & Learn – Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
Thurs April 4, 2013 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Location TBD

Educational Movie – 100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb man whose gut was bigger than a beach ball and a path laid out before him that wouldn’t end well, with one foot already in the grave, the other wasn’t far behind. FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD is an inspiring film that chronicles Joe’s personal mission to regain his health.

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