Benefits & Wellness has partnered with HDRBS Vending Services to offer healthy options in vending machines campus-wide through the Healthy Vending program. Our commitment is to offer and label healthy items that meet designated guidelines.
Benefits & Wellness maintains a MU employee garden at the Uhl Farm on Morning Sun Road for our "Growing Health" program. There are approximately ten, multiple garden plots available to Miami faculty, staff, and families to use for gardening from May 1 to November 1 each season. The garden plots are available at no cost; however each gardener will be responsible for purchasing their own seeds or plants, planting, and tending to their plot.
Planting a vegetable garden is a healthy way to relieve stress, provide your family with fresh nutritious vegetables, and get some exercise while enjoying the beautiful summer weather. Avid gardeners looking for more space to plant, first timers looking to get started, and all employees in between are invited to join. Garden plots will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.
Contact Employee Wellness for more information.
Are you a Locavore? Eating fresh vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, and meat from local organic farmers markets and can make a positive impact on your nutritional health! Eating fresh not only tastes better; it is good for you, the environment, and our local farming community. Check out the following to find out where you can purchase and learn more about local fresh food:
MOON CO-OP (Miami Oxford Organic Network)
512 South Locust Street
Oxford OH 45056
Oxford Farmers Market Uptown
Every Saturday, 7:30am - 12pm, May - Thanksgiving
The Original Talawanda Farm Market
Talawanda High School Parking lot
101 W. Chestnut Street Oxford, Ohio 45056
Saturdays (May - November), 7:30 AM - 12 noon
Findlay Market is one of Ohio's oldest public markets. The Market is located just blocks from downtown in historic Over-the-Rhine. On Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from April to November the Market hosts a thriving farmers market.
MyPlate offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Housing, Dining, Recreation and Business Services (HDRBS) offers a variety of helpful nutritional tools on their website.