Health and Wellness Committee
Director: Romi Ruiz
I have been in the Health Care field for 23 years. I am a Medical Assistant, certified in CPR, and am currently employed with a local hospital as the Community Relations Specialist. I coordinate and attend health fairs, health related lectures, and community wellness events throughout North Orange County. I promote education and wellness, which also encompasses injury prevention, to the community at large, including the underserved. I am a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, and have a special love for preventing unintentional injuries. My goal is to promote wellness and to educate both tribal members and our local communities via mind, body and spirit. I am here to serve. Please let me know what your needs and health concerns are, so that we can work together to gather and provide appropriate information to stay well, and live long, enriched lives with those we love.
We hope to see you at one of the next Health & Wellness Events
Class Review: Nutrition Lecture
Presented by Diana Bejarano
Nutrition Education Program Coordinator, America On Track
on January 8th 2015
Review By Joe Lopez
Diana did a great job talking with us on how to stretch our dollars when shopping, and what to buy when making healthy choices. Some of the topics were "How to plan a trip to the store"
Some things Tribal members suggested were:
1. Eat before you go shopping (If you are hungry you tend to buy more junk)
2. Make a list of just what you need. (You won't forget stuff and it helps to stay to the plan)
3. Weekly Calendar will help you shop for the whole week (Cutting back on the number of trips you shop)
4. Where do you shop? (Look around for the best prices example: Fresh Vegetables at 99 cent store)
5. Control yourself in the store (Carry small basket, no cart. Don't over buy)
Stay Fit! Walks and Activities in and around Orange County that promote Wellness:
Orange County 5K Challenge
Sunday, March 20th, 2016 at Irvine Valley College
For more information: 909-213-4407
Wellness Tip of The Month
Tip To Help You Reach Your Blood Pressure Target:
Fish is a top food for heart health, rich in the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. Omega-3's may lessen the risk of heart rhythm disorders and lower blood pressure. Salmon also lowers blood triglycerides and helps curb inflammation. The American Heart Association recommends two servings of salmon or other oily fish per week.
Classes and Information Sessions
Classes are offered the 2nd Thursday of most months from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please check the Tribal Calendar for upcoming classes.
Thursday, February 11th
Topic: Healthy Hair and Skin
Presented by: Michael Ruiz, Fullerton College Cosmetology Instructor
Free Samples for all those in attendance! Hope to see you there!
Classes are open to Tribal members and to the general public.
Check out the Tribal calendar on our home page for class topics and details.
Also, please visit the resource library at Tribal Hall for printed Health and Wellness materials on various health topics such as:
Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Dental Care, Back Care, Suicide Prevention, Women's Health and Breast Care, Care-giving, Flu Season, Prescription Medication Abuse, Child Passenger Safety, Bicycle Safety, Smoking Cessation, Nutrition, Heart and Stroke
The Health and Wellness Committee would like to hear from you.