TAMPA, Fla., July 13, 2017– To encourage the roughly 1,000 student support staff, faculty, and administration at Ultimate Medical Academy to live healthy, the nonprofit school today hosted a lunch and learn at 1 p.m. followed by a fresh fruit and vegetable give-away at 3 p.m. The healthy living events took place at Ultimate Medical Academy’s online campus at 3101 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Tampa.
Chef Lennise from Livy O’s Catering discussed and prepared reduced fat and non-sugar food and handed out recipes for attendees to try at home.
Produce trucks from Weyand Food Distributors delivered the healthy snacks to Ultimate Medical Academy this morning.
The lunch and learn and healthy food giveaway are part of Ultimate Medical Academy’s Ultimate Healthy Living program (UHL) for staff. Healthy living reinforces UMA’s mission to equip and empower adult learners to excel in healthcare careers.
“Health is at the center of who we are as an institution,” said UMA President Derek Apanovitch. “We work hard every day to help our roughly 14,000 online students and dozens more at our Clearwater campus prepare for and start successful careers in the healthcare field. And we actively promote the health and well-being of our faculty and staff as a part of our commitment to being an employer of choice in Tampa Bay.”
As part of the UHL program, UMA also sponsors more than 60 team sports for staff through Tampa Bay Club Sport (TBCS). UMA teams won five TBCS championships in 2016. UMA also sponsors employee participation in 5-K races, including popular mud runs, and charitable events, such as the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides walk.
In addition, UMA provides onsite workout classes, including Yoga, Zumba and Piyo, seminars on weight loss, and team-building activities, and offers discounts to local gyms in the Tampa Bay area.
ABOUT ULTIMATE MEDICAL ACADEMY
Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, the school has more than 40,000 alumni and offers content-rich, interactive online courses to almost 14,000 students as well as hands-on training to hundreds of students. Ultimate Medical Academy students have access to academic advising, one-on-one or group tutoring, résumé and interview coaching, job search assistance, technical support and more. Ultimate Medical Academy is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Learn more by visiting UltimateMedical.edu.
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