Flu Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the top three or four flu viruses that are predicted to cause the most illness during the flu season.

Better Me holds flu clinics annually, and the vaccines are administered by a Wegmans pharmacist.  Participation in these clinics is voluntary.  Flu vaccinations are available FREE OF CHARGE to all regular full time and extended part-time faculty and staff. 

2017 Flu Clinic Dates - check back for dates, locations, and times!

Date Location Time
TBD 9/2017 TBD TBD


Wellness Checks

Annually, RIT will host health screenings on campus to help employees “know their numbers”, and get engaged in healthy lifestyle activities.

The health screening includes a brief health questionnaire, finger prick blood test, and blood pressure check.  Typically, faculty and staff earn a monetary incentive just for participating. Results include:

  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood glucose

Health screenings take place in November, please see below for specific dates and locations. Appointments start as early as 7:30 am.  

2017 Wellness Check Dates: November 2017

Date Time Location Register


Skin Cancer Screening

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. However, when detected early, melanoma can be effectively treated. Regular screening can help identify early warning signs of Melanoma. RIT offerers screenings through the RIT/Rochester Regional Health Alliance free for employees.

Click Here to download the current flier for more information about participating in a screening. 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Every year Better Me Wellness helps organize an RIT team for the American Cancer Societies Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. If you are interested in joining the team or would like more information, please contact Keith O'Connor at


Cooking Classes

Better Me, in collaboration with Dining Services, offers healthy cooking classes that focus on teaching you how to prepare easy and delicious meals and snacks.   These meals focus on using vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, fish, dairy, protein and beneficial fats.  During these classes we share tips for saving time and cutting costs while having fun making tasty, healthy food that you and your family will love!

All classes are cooking demonstrations with a tasting of each recipe.  Classes are limited and pre-registration is required.

Click Here to learn more about this months class!

The Good Food Collective

The Good Food Collective is a seasonal food share program that provides individuals and families with access to the area’s best local, sustainable, fruits and vegetables. The Good Food Collective connects RIT faculty and staff to dozens of local organic farms in the Western New York Region.  

What’s a pre-boxed food share?  "A collection of delicious, local, sustainable foods distributed on a weekly basis to you."  Members can pick up at RIT every other Thursdays from 2-6 pm inside the Global Village Gym. For any questions, please call The Good Food Collective directly at 315- 524-3570.  Don't delay - get your good food today!

Winter shares are now available for purchase, and we are excited for you to taste the bounty and diversity available locally even in the cold of upstate winter. Working with our partner farms and producers we've put together a beautiful collection of fresh and frozen vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, dairy, bread and coffee to feed your family through the season.

Standard Winter Shares will feature a biweekly variety of root and storage vegetables, flash frozen summer favorites like blueberries or green beans, apples & pears and fresh greens. New this year, we are adding the option to purchase this share one week at a time.

Additional shares will feature a diverse range of local products that are sure to excite your taste buds this winter. These include artisanal cheeses, rich probiotic yogurt, fresh baked local bread and organic citrus brought up from from Florida by our NY partner Thorpes Organic Farm and much more!

To order visit The Good Food Collective website, select your share type(s), size, and get in on the GOOD food!


JP Morgan Corporate Challenge – May, Annual Event

The JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge is an annual series of 3.5-mile (5.63 km) road footraces owned and operated by JPMorgan Chase, with an intended focus on promoting "fitness in the workplace".  Teams are organized by company or organization, and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation makes charitable donations proportional to the number of participants.

Starting in April each year, Better Me will be offering three different classes to help train participants for the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge.

Please email to register for the training classes.  In your email, please include your name, email, and the level of class you would like to participate in. 

JP Morgan Corporate Challenge - Beginner “Walking Only” Program

April - May

Designed for event participants who have no desire to run but wish to prepare to walk the Corporate Challenge. This program is for perfect for beginner exercisers and advanced walkers. Benefits include:

  • postural correction
  • core strengthening
  • flexibility education
  • balance training
  • stride coaching for walking or jogging
JP Morgan Corporate Challenge - Intermediate “Learn to Run” Program

April - May

Designed for event participants who have a solid fitness background and are preparing for their first 5K.  This program is perfect for current exercisers who don’t yet run, or new runners who are unsure how to prepare for a 5k event. Benefits include:

  • progressive running plan to specifically prepare for a 3.5 mile run/jog
  • running or jogging technical instruction
  • core strengthening
  • flexibility education
JP Morgan Corporate Challenge - Advanced Running Program

April - May

Designed for event participants who have experience running the 3.5 miles distance. This program is perfect for people interested in improving running form and improving race time.  Benefits include:

  • technical training specific to running
  • core and flexibility training
  • timed progressive running plan to aid in personal race improvement