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It's hard to imagine a more beautiful spot for an early fall lunch than the Alisal Guest Ranch.

School Wellness Summit Part 4: An Environment for Innovation, Experimentation, and Sharing

After lunch – and you really don’t want to miss lunch at an event designed and managed by four professional chefs – attendees of the 2014 School Wellness Summit selected discussion tables to learn more Read more


Schools to Focus on Health and Wellness of Students, Staff, and Families as Basic Conditions of Learning

Workplace wellness is gaining traction in the US, and many school districts now recognize that the benefits accrue to school communities as well. In recent years, Santa Barbara County schools have made great strides toward becoming Read more

Children color pictures of healthy food at the Chumash Enterprises picnic.

Project ACT Turns Small Actions into BIG Workplace Wellness Gains, Part 3

Promoting the culture of health and wellness at the Chumash Casino during the pilot of Project ACT proved an interesting challenge, because there are so many shifts and so many different divisions. Communication is tough Read more

Fruity Fridays ensure that delicious healthy snacks are available at work.

Project ACT Turns Small Actions into BIG Workplace Wellness Gains, Part 1

By Melissa Fontaine and Dean Zatkowsky In a quiet, carpeted conference room at the Santa Barbara County Public Health office, Yoga Teacher Megan Michaels leads employees through a lunchtime yoga class. During their forty minute Read more

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Workplace Wellness: Good for Employees, Employers, and Children

By Melissa Fontaine Parents who eat vegetables have children who eat vegetables. Any questions? Many adults spend more than forty hours per week at work. There, we develop lifestyle habits that we  model for our Read more