CALS Community of Wellness

About Us

The CALS Community of Wellness (formerly the Wellness Committee) provides education and opportunities to support and promote the health and well-being of the CALS community. Supporting physical and emotional health positively impacts our ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships at home and work. Membership is open to faculty, academic staff, and university staff. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds and identities. Meetings are scheduled on a monthly basis. This is a volunteer-based committee consisting of members who would like to support the CALS community in pursuit of health and well-being goals through the seven dimensions of wellness.

Have a question, suggestion or want to join the initiative? Get in touch with us at wellness@cals.wisc.edu.

Tips from the CALS Community of Wellness

Tips to help get yourself and your bikes ready for the season.

Bicycling Safety: Classes

You can learn – and practice – best techniques related to your bike and biking at the University Bicycle Resource Center. The center offers a free monthly class. Find the current class schedule and shop hours on their website.

If you prefer something virtual, recordings of the center’s virtual classes held in 2020 are available in a YouTube playlist.

If you are interested in being added to the University Bicycle Resource Center monthly email updates, email Dar Ward at darwin.ward@wisc.edu to be added to the list. 

Bicycling Safety: Key Points

The WI Department of Transportation has great resources for bike safety. Key points include:

  • Be visible: If you can’t see the driver, they can’t see you
  • Be seen when stopped
  • Obey traffic laws, signs, and signals
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Ride on the road, bike lane, paved shoulder or path
  • Enhance visibility with proper lighting
  • Wear a helmet

Bicycling Safety: Equipment

Bike helmets for children – and lots of other safety equipment for children and for the home – can be purchased at the Children’s Safety Center at the American Family Children’s Hospital. The Children’s Safety Center also offers educational materials, as well as trained staff to answer your questions.  Most items are less expensive than at local retailers. Call (608) 890-8041 or email safety@uwhealth.org.


Join the CALS Community of Wellness and Dietetics and Nutrition Club for a lunchtime presentation as we explore fresh recipes and helpful tips on crafting nutritious springtime meals!

Creating Nutritious Picnics and On-the-Go Meals with Springtime Flavors
Thursday, April 18, 2024
12:30 – 1:00 pm, via Zoom

https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/96593616754?pwd=bDM3WFRKK0h6bjZYRlJFci85WitjQT09
Meeting ID: 965 9361 6754
Passcode: 865826


It’s a new year, and a new opportunity to redeem the Well Wisconsin incentive. Be sure to complete three activities by October 11, 2024 to qualify.

  • Health Assessment: 15-minute health questionnaire
  • Health Check: Complete a biometric screening, dental exam, or one coaching session
  • Well-Being Activity: MANY options to choose from including health coaching, step challenge, Well WI Radio, etc. (see below for options)

Find out more about the Well Wisconsin 2024 program in this video, and get started on WebMD.

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