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Nutritional Well-Being

Mealime: VIU employees get a 40% discount on a Mealime Pro monthly subscription. Healthy eating made easy with Mealime, an app that makes meal planning, food shopping and cooking healthy meals easier than ever. Comparable to well-known meal kit services, Mealime makes grocery shopping, discovering new foods, building your kitchen skills and planning healthy meals as painless as possible. 

I love it - This week we had chicken kebabs with Greek salad and tzatziki and shrimp tacos with mango salsa, cabbage, avocado & spicy yogurt. My favourite part is that Mealime puts the ingredients into my shopping list and arranges by where things are in the grocery store -- as I drop items into my cart I click on the list and that item disappears – it makes me so happy. 

-satisfied VIU Mealime user

 

Nutritional Coaching by Homewood Health: Eating is one of life's greatest pleasures. It's also an area in life where we can get into trouble if we aren't careful. Working with a nutritional coach can help you sort through the conflicting information that's out there and develop a dietary plan that works for you. Whether you want to boost your energy levels, eat a more heart-healthy diet, reach weight loss goals, or address special dietary needs, Homewood Health offers tailored support. Call 1-800-663-1142 for confidential, customized coaching.

 

Lifestyle Health Coaching: telephonic one-to-one coaching. When it comes to your health, how are you feeling? Feel like you could use a little extra help to get you where you want to be? Manulife’s Lifestyle Health Coaching service might be what you need to convert “not so good habits” into “healthy” ones. Working with a qualified professional Lifestyle Health Coach is like having a virtual trainer, nutritionist or health supporter completely dedicated to you. This program is available to all VIU employees with extended health care coverage. Contact the service by calling 1-855-584-4004 or emailing mycoach@manulife.ca

 

MindWell U: Now a full suite of evidence-based mindfulness resources for VIU employees, for stress reduction, improved mental health, and better focus. Check out Studio Be live webinars and drop-in guided mindfulness sessions. Explore The Well, a library of 200+ on-demand resources, including webinars on mindful cooking, eating and nutrition.