March 2024 Open Line

Taking Care of Myself More in 2024

March 2024

National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month

Learn how to create a healthier plate you can enjoy:

Affordable Health Food Hacks

Eating healthy can be done on a budget. Check out this handout from Sharecare with 7 Affordable Health Food Hacks to learn more.

Free healthy eating resources and inspiration:

Flavorful Frozen Foods

Flavorful Frozen Foods

March is National Frozen Food Month! Frozen foods are an affordable way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are picked at peak ripeness and often frozen within hours, locking in nutrients and flavor. Generally, frozen foods retain their vitamins and minerals and there is no change to the carbohydrate, protein or fat content. Check out these tasty recipes:


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Learn the steps you can take to prevent colon cancer throughout your life.

Video Library

On-demand Videos for You

Every week, there is a live wellness event that you can join.

View all upcoming activities, webinars and workouts:

Can’t join live? No problem! View our robust video library for resources on a variety of health topics like healthy eating on a budget, workouts, mindfulness breaks and more. Event recordings are often added here, too!

Connection can improve the health and well-being of everyone!

Did you miss the live “Team Building Sampler” session with Working for a Healthier Tennessee? You may now access the presentation recording at: Team Building Sampler-20240312 1600-1.mp4

And we’ve got (employee) spirit, how ‘bout you?! Tag us in your “team building” posts on Facebook (@WFHTN) or Instagram (@workingforahealthiertn) for a chance to win a prize! (Learn more about the weekly themes!) Be sure to set your posts to the “public” setting so we’ll be able to see and reshare them. Not on social media or prefer not to tag us? Email your photo(s) to to be shared. Winners will be announced on April 1.

Stress Less Challenge

What’s coming up with wellness?

Stress is a natural response and one that the body needs to be able to function at its best. For example, the challenge of a brain teaser keeps the mind sharp, while the hard work of exercise keeps the body strong! Therefore, our perception of stressors, which can be positive or negative, and the tools we use to manage them may need attention. Completely avoiding stressors in life is not possible, but there are practical ways you can tackle them in a healthy way.

Join the DCS Wellness Council every day in April as we aim to stress less!

Want to join others who are also trying to stress less? Sign up HERE to join our Microsoft Teams chat!