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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.
Healthy Eating
The Thrifty Food Plan: Are Healthy Foods “Too Expensive”?
Healthy doesn't have to mean expensive. Do you find yourself wanting to eat healthy, but concerned about your families grocery budget? Join Carol Smathers, MS, MPH for a 30 minute webinar to explore ways to feed nutritious foods to your kids on a limited budget. Learn about the USDA’s report on affording healthy foods at various budget levels.
September 7, 2022 • Carol Smathers, MS, MPH
Healthy Eating
Fall Produce to Add to Your Plate
Come “fall” in love with Fall produce. We will discuss what produce is in season and the vitamin and mineral benefits in them!
September 1, 2022 • HC Lindsay Atwood RD, LD
General Health and Wellness
Planning Your Fall Garden
Did you know fall is a great season to plant and harvest veggies? Come learn what to plant right now to get a harvest all the way to Thanksgiving!
August 30, 2022 • Timothy McDermott DVM
Employee Assistance Program
Managing Conflict
We all face situations with people in our lives where conflict occurs, whether at home or in the workplace. In this webinar, we are going to talk about different perspectives on conflict, ways to begin a conversation, how to increase your self -awareness around conflict, techniques to use in conflict situations and resources to assist you.
August 25, 2022 • Suzanne Vickers, LISW-S
Employee Assistance Program
Stress…We Need to Talk (Part 4)
EAP Counselor Helka Casey facilitates this 4-part EAP Series where we talk about stress and explore ways to get a handle on the stressors in our professional and personal lives. Participants will learn about the stress cycle, how the brain and body respond to stress, and most importantly how we can better manage our perception and responses to stress. Part 4 of 4 focuses on learning about the Vagus nerve and a series review.
August 25, 2022 • EAP Counselor Helka Casey
Parenting & Family
Fostering Your Childs Self-Efficacy
We humans, throughout our lives, continually face new experiences, challenges, problems, and barriers. We will not always be successful in learning, meeting, solving, or overcoming every situation, but we can learn to face situations with a determination to do our best. During this session, we'll dialogue about self-esteem and self -efficacy, and some parenting strategies to help children develop an, "I think I can" attitude.
August 23, 2022 • Joseph Maiorano, Ph.D.
Employee Assistance Program
Stress…We Need to Talk (Part 3)
EAP Counselor Helka Casey facilitates this 4-part EAP Series where we talk about stress and explore ways to get a handle on the stressors in our professional and personal lives. Participants will learn about the stress cycle, how the brain and body respond to stress, and most importantly how we can better manage our perception and responses to stress. Part 3 of 4 focuses on MBTI personality types and how they may impact our experiences of stress.
August 18, 2022 • EAP Counselor Helka Casey
Healthy Eating
Utilizing Your Summer Harvest
Explore the bounty of summer fruits and vegetables, the nutritional benefits of eating in season, and learn some delicious recipes and food preservation tips to enjoy your harvest all year.
August 16, 2022 • Jenny Lobb, MPH, RDN
Weight Management
Reversing Prediabetes
It is estimated about 96 million Americans are diagnosed with prediabetes. Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Those living with prediabetes usually don’t have any symptoms. A diagnosis can be scary, but doesn’t always mean you’ll develop type 2 diabetes. Join Health Coach and Certified Care and Education Specialist Jessica as she discusses how to successfully reverse prediabetes with diet and lifestyle changes.
August 15, 2022 • Jessica Hernandez, OSU Health Plan Health Coach
Employee Assistance Program
Stress…We Need to Talk (Part 2)
EAP Counselor Helka Casey facilitates this 4-part EAP Series where we talk about stress and explore ways to get a handle on the stressors in our professional and personal lives. Participants will learn about the stress cycle, how the brain and body respond to stress, and most importantly how we can better manage our perception and responses to stress. Part 2 of 4 focuses on Perceptions of Pressure.
August 11, 2022 • EAP Counselor Helka Casey