I didn’t look like I Love Lucy’s Lucy Ricardo working the lunch line for Monday's University of Florida UF Health Spring Wellness event at the Florida Gym. In fact, I think I did alright offering my culinary sandwich making skills to such a great idea as a month-long opportunity for UF employees to get fit. Not only can UF staffers feel good about a check-up, they get sent on their way with a tasty SweetBerries Eatery and Frozen Custard lunch.
UF and UF Health benefits-eligible employees may schedule a free screening by completing an online registration. Choose a date, time, and location that works for you. Everyone who completes a biometric screening will receive a free SweetBerries Eatery and Frozen Custard boxed lunch and a friendly consultation with a wellness professional. In addition to screenings, University of Florida employees will have the opportunity to attend workshops and participate in demos throughout the first and last weeks of this year's annual wellness event.
I had the pleasure of assisting SweetBerries co-owner, Jane Osmond, her mother, iand several SweetBerries staffers in preparing for the 2014 UF Health and Wellness Spring Event. Participants had their choice of a lunch box from SweetBerries Eatery and Frozen Custard of oven roasted turkey and provolone sandwich with fresh fruit salad, a tavern ham and Swiss sandwich with fresh fruit and a garden salad, chicken Caesar wrap with fresh fruit and a garden salad, or a Veggie hummus wrap with fresh fruit salad and broccoli salad.
The GLOB Master thinks this monthly health check-up idea is worthwhile information to share, but SweetBerries Jane Osmond didn’t believe me when I said I would like to help put the UFHW lunch together. Jane’s mother was in Gainesville and hard at work when I arrived to give the lunch making crew a helping hand, so Ms. Osmond was unable to tell the GLOB Master he wasn’t needed.
Jane said they were expecting to have at least 150 sandwiches ready for delivery each morning during the month of April. “I will be here every night at 10 pm this month Mike if you get in the sandwich-making mood,” Jane added.
I arrived at 10 pm the first night and made my way through the UFHW lunch assembly by starting with labeling the plastic "lunch boxes" and ended with earning a title as a sandwich making artist by making one sandwich. The trickiest part was trying to get the darn plastic wrap around it. By the time I figured that out, I realized it was past my bed time, and heading off into the sunset, I left the remaining sandwiches to the food prep professionals and reminded myself that I am the EATING professional!
- Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor