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The OEA Choice Trust blog is one more way for us to connect with school employees! Once or twice a month the blog will be updated with a new post featuring the latest in the science of well-being. Guest writers from other health and well-being organizations will also be invited to share their expertise. Please check back monthly or sign up for announcements from the Trust to be notified about new posts!

Getting (and Staying) Physically Active

Getting (and Staying) Physically Active

As we continue to cope with a pandemic, it’s important to acknowledge that feeling stressed, worried or anxious is valid. If you have found yourself with less time, energy or motivation to workout, it’s understandable. Exercise is important for a variety of reasons...

SEW Conference Recap

SEW Conference Recap

Despite a pandemic, the 2021 Oregon School Employee Wellness Conference was a success! One hundred school districts, ESDs and community colleges attended the event and 89% of attendees were public school employees.   There were 67 teams, or public K-12 districts, ESDs...

Walker Tracker Success Stories

Walker Tracker Success Stories

This post consists of two stories written by Dustin Daniel and published by Walker Tracker. Dayton School District Powered by their custodian, Dayton School District (Dayton SD) is utilizing Walker Tracker to build a culture of health and well-being. All school...

Updates from OEA Choice Trust

Updates from OEA Choice Trust

After a year of new challenges and difficult situations, we’re happy to recap and celebrate some OEA Choice Trust accomplishments in 2020!   New School Employee Wellness (SEW) Grantees OEA Choice Trust is proud to announce the latest recipients of a School...

Spring 2021 School Employee Wellness Grants

Spring 2021 School Employee Wellness Grants

OEA Choice Trust is excited to announce another spring School Employee Wellness (SEW) Grant opportunity! School Employee Wellness Grants can help eligible K-12 districts, ESDs and community colleges to grow, develop and sustain employee wellness programs. Is it...

Healthy Eating: What does it mean to you?

Healthy Eating: What does it mean to you?

This post was written by guest bloggers Crista Hawkins, RDN and Erin Hirte, RDN of Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council and Jennifer Young, MPH, EdD, RDN of Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs.   We all come to the table with our own traditions,...

Humor and Well-being

Humor and Well-being

As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine,” but does humor really improve well-being? The short answer is yes, humor can positively impact our physical and emotional well-being.   The Benefits of Humor Laughter can have many benefits on our everyday...