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jmcnichol

Reston, Virginia
Human resources director for an association in the DC area. I am passionate about health and wellness and my labor of love has been to develop a comprehensive wellness program for our 250-person staff.
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Introducing Ben-IQ by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Have you ever found yourself at the optometrist unsure of what your plan allowance is for new frames? Or, at the pharmacy questioning whether you're being charged th ... Read on »
Wellness Program #Fail by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Found on  Piccsy During the Human Resources Health and Benefits Leadership Conference, a group of us were talking about how people don't ofte ... Read on »
Social Media Roundtable at #AWE13 by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Alliance for Workplace Excellence Image from  suewaters.wikispaces.com   The Alliance for Workplace Excellence held its annual award event to ... Read on »
Sunscreen PSA by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health CoTZ Terry, Nina, Emily and Janet at the Flower Show in 2010 In my yoga class on Saturday morning, Jafar took a moment to remind us all to use s ... Read on »
Budgeting for Health Insurance Using Decisive by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Decisive -- How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip and Dan Heath Our health claims experience is looking pretty bleak right now. If we stay on this t ... Read on »
Mediterranean Challenge Results by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge We had 50 staff members formally participate in our Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge and 18 individuals participate in the ... Read on »
Recap of the Human Resource Executive Health & Benefits Leadership Conference by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Last week, I had the good fortune to attend the inaugural Human Resource Executive Health and Benefits Leadership Conference in Las Vegas. The real highlight for me wa ... Read on »
Reading List from the Human Resource Executive Health & Benefits Leaders Conference by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health As books, studies, movies, etc... were mentioned during the conference, I took note. Here is my reading, watching and listening list: Image from bright ... Read on »
Mediterranean Potluck by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge Last Thursday, Diane Paul organized a Mediterranean potluck lunch for those of us who participated in the challenge. We enj ... Read on »
Confessions of a Backslider -- Guest Post by Gennith Johnson by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge Gennith is ASHA's Associate Director, Health Care Services in SLP. She's been an active participant in our fitness classes ... Read on »
Move More! How to Incorporate Exercise and Activity into our Busy, Busy Lives -- Guest Post by... by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge Kelly Velasquez is our Associate Director of Credentialing - Research & Quality Management. (Believe it or not, Kelly is no ... Read on »
ASHA's a Quadruple Winner by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health ASHA has been selected by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) as a 2013 AWE Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval Winner, and 2013 Health & Wellness Seal of Approval ... Read on »
Wave 3 -- Guest Post by Cyndi Fales by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge Today is Day 30! Congratulations to everyone who is still working on creating their own little Mediterranean Blue Zone. For ... Read on »
Eating Mediterranean on a Budget by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge Mike Cannon brought an interesting article to my attention --  Study: Mediterranean Diet Can Save Money . I've heard people ... Read on »
Guiltless Sweets -- Guest Post by Peggy Savage by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge Peggy Savage is ASHA's Membership Relations Manager. She's also a fabulous baker and the proprietress of Savagely Good . I' ... Read on »
Great Grains -- Guest Post by Aryeh Hirsch by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge Aryeh Hirsch is a senior Community Health major at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is interning at LifeWork St ... Read on »
Reading Food Labels -- Guest Post by Lydia Lui by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge Food labels can be confusing and I've tried to sort through some of the muddle in past posts like this one on Debunking Foo ... Read on »
Go Fish -- Guest Post by Laura DeFilippo by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge I love fish, but no one else in my family likes it, so I never got in the habit of preparing it often at home. When I took ... Read on »
How to Wash All Those Vegetables (and fruit) -- Guest Post by Eileen Lewis by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge Foraging for a Healthy and Sustainable Meal Eileen Lewis is ASHA's Network Services Manager. She has been highly engaged ... Read on »
Good Fats -- Guest Post by Aryeh Hirsch by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge Aryeh Hirsch is a senior Community Health major at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is interning at LifeWork St ... Read on »