February Lunch and Learn:  
Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity


January Lunch and Learn:  
Disaster Preparedness

From fires and flooding to tornadoes and hurricanes, disasters can strike any family at any time. Make 2012 the year you create an emergency plan and preparedness kit.

Guest: Ryan Logan, Federal Emergency Managment Agency (FEMA)


November Lunch and Learn:  
Diabetes Prevention and Management

More than 12% of adults in Central Georgia have type II diabetes. If you or a loved one has diabetes, you’ll want to watch Ms. Alford’s presentation on disease prevention and management.

Guest: Joan Alford, Diabetes Educator, Diabetes Healthways


October Lunch and Learn:  
Breast Cancer Awareness

United in Pink is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and services to breast cancer survivors and their families.  Learn about their programs, breast cancer support groups and resources for women and their families. 

Laura Paxton, Executive Director, United in Pink



September Lunch and Learn:  
Have a Heart
In the U.S., heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women.  Chuck Asbell provides information on heart attack and stroke including identifying symptoms (they’re not the same for men and women!) and CPR basics so you can be prepared if you or a loved one becomes the victim of a heart attack or stroke.



August Lunch and Learn:  
Writing for Wellness

Research suggests that stress is the contributing factor in 60-90% of all doctor’s visits.  Writing can be a great way to reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood and relationships and develop time management skills.  Learn how to get started! in this month’s Lunch and Learn.


July Lunch and Learn: 
Eat Your Yard

Gardening and the local food movement are growing here in Middle Georgia. Agriculturalist Tripp Eldridge can help you make those veggies grow. Learn about soil quality, compost, plants and garden design in this month’s Lunch and Learn.



June Lunch and Learn:  Estate Planning 101

Confused about wills, estate planning or adult aging issues?  Our June guests Attorneys Amy Smith Boyer and Molly Hudson Watson helped Mercer employees navigate the often-confusing legal waters.