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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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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 »
Stark Raving Med -- Guest Post by Kathleen Halverson by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge Kathleen Halverson is a production editor on our publications team. She also teaches yoga. She had me laughing with her Med ... Read on »
Sleeping Beauty or Beast - Guest Post by Cyndi Fales by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge At this point, I'm certain Cyndi Fales from LWS needs no introduction. In this post, she explains why sleep is important an ... Read on »
Enjoy Breakfast! -- Guest Post by Kelly Velasquez 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 »
Infusing Herbs and Spices -- Guest Post by Pam Leppin by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge Pam Leppin is ASHA's Advertising Sales Director. She is an avid cook and she produced and sells a really nice herb chart . ... Read on »
Passover Mediterranean Style -- Guest Post by Diane Paul by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge Diane Paul and I were talking about how you could maintain a Mediterranean diet during Passover. I asked her to share he ... Read on »
Salads that Satisfy -- Guest Post by Laura DeFilippo by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Top 12 Sonoma Diet Power Foods 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge Tomato Chickpea and Arugula Salad is a cinch to throw together for lunch ... Read on »
Implementing an Online Benefits Enrollment System by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health Ebix We implemented our first online benefits enrollment system at the end of last year. We were envisioning Turbo Tax for employee benefits. Software that would lea ... Read on »
A Sonoma Passover -- Guest Post by Leslie Katz by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Challenge Leslie Katz is ASHA's Brand Marketing Director. She accepted our 30 Day Challenge and found herself thinking about how she would make ... Read on »
Eating Out on a Mediterranean Diet -- Guest Post by Kellie Burkinshaw by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge Kellie Burkinshaw is a senior at the University of Maryland and is majoring in community health. She is currently working a ... Read on »
New Sports Concussion Guidelines by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health My son, Ian, with a concussion after being hit with a baseball . I just learned that the American Academy of Neurology has issued new guidelines f ... Read on »
23 Mediterranean Diet Tips from a Blue Zone by jmcnichol Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Workplace Health 30 Day Mediterranean Lifestyle Challenge I just came across 22 Ways to Eat Like Greek Islander in Health Magazine. The tips are based on the eating habits of people fr ... Read on »