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Eat Well & WW

 

Eat Well

Nutritional Counseling - HNE Plan Members

Baystate's Health New England plan members have access to up to 8 nutritional counseling sessions per year through their plan. Cost sharing for nutritional counseling in 2022 is as follows:

 Baystate Medical Plan:  Baystate/Baycare Network  HNE Network  PHCS Network  Out-of-Network
 Advantage Plus Medical Plan   $25 copay per visit  $35 copay per visit $50 copay per visit Deductible, then 60% coinsurance
HSA Medical Plan  Deductible, then 10% coinsurance  Deductible, then 20% coinsurance  Deductible, then 30% coinsurance  Deductible, then 60% coinsurance
 For more details or for information on a different Baystate medical plan, review the plan's Chart of Benefits on  The Hub>Quick Links>Benefits>Legal Notices

 

Sign up for the 2022 Summer Farm Share!

Mountain View Farm in Easthampton, MA has been providing Baystate Health employees fresh, nutritious, certified organic produce since 2006. For more than a decade, Mountain View Farm has been voted “Best Local Farm” in the area in the annual Valley Advocate reader's poll!

2022 Summer Farm Share Informational Flyer

Have Fresh Fruit and Vegetables All Summer Long!

The Summer 2022 season begins in June, payment will need to be submitted by Monday May 30th, including the payroll deduction form. Payroll deduction begins approx. two weeks after we receive your forms. You can also submit your check directly to the farm. The cost of the shares are discounted for our employees! The regular share that feeds a family of three to four people or two vegetarians is $625 ($62.50 x 10 pay periods)! A single/couples share feeds one to two people (about 2/3 the size of a regular share) is $400 ($40.00 x 10 pay periods)!

Up to $200 Reimbursement

As part of having Health New England as your health insurance provider, you can get reimbursement (up to $200) for this farm share by submitting proof of purchase for the 2022 Wellness Reimbursement calendar year. The reimbursement form can be found on The Hub under the Baystate Healthy page or by logging into your member portal for Health New England.    

Where Do I Sign Up?

2022 Farm Share Holder Agreement Form & Payroll Deduction Form 

When you have completed both forms please email them to BaystateHealthy@Baystatehealth.org

To secure your spot in the farm share, please be sure to email us the forms as soon as you are able to!

If you have any questions or need assistance with the forms, please email BaystateHealthy@Baystatehealth.org

(Don’t have a printer?! When you open the form in Adobe, you can select “Fill and Sign.” Save the form and send via email.)

Pick Up Location:

All farm shares will be picked up at Mountain View Farm located at 393 East Street, Easthampton, MA during regular distribution hours: Tuesday –Saturday from 10:00A –6:00P.

 

Eat for Life

Eat for Life is 10-week mindful eating course using mindfulness as the foundation for learning to create a healthy relationship with food, mind, and body. This non-diet approach to eating advocates self and body acceptance as the first step in making changes. Cost varies by income. The program qualifies for the BH-HNE $150 reimbursement.  

Check back for upcoming class dates

Nutrition Tips

One of the best things you can do for your health is to eat real, whole, unprocessed foods.  Below are materials and tools to help you do it on your own!

Grocery List    
Whole Food Spectrum

Helpful Tools 

Grocery Store Checklist: Use this handy  grocery checklist for your trips to the store.  Personalize it and make it yours!

Healthy and Affordable Dressing Recipes: Dozens of Dressings

Healthy snack ideas100-150 calorie snack ideas and 150-200 calorie snack ideas

Learn Ancient Ways of Preparing Grains-  With the Grain

Leafy Greens Recipes - Learn more facts about leafy greens here.

WW (formerly Weight Watchers)

Enroll in WW

WW (formerly Weight Watchers) is committed to helping you reach your wellness goals—lose weight, eat healthier, move more, develop a positive mindset or all of the above. All benefits-eligible employees can join WW in 2021 at no cost. In order to take advantage of this free offer, you must enroll through the BH-Weight Watchers online portal and meet the active participation requirements.  Still deciding? Read these 5 facts about WW.

Visit WW.com/us/Baystate and continue through the registration process by following the steps on each page until finished. If you are a current or past Weight Watchers member and would like to link to your current/old account, please call 1-866-204-2885.

Select the WW Plan that Suits You

Digital

With Digital, you can follow the plan step-by-step entirely online with interactive tools and resources like a weight tracker, progress charts, restaurant guides and much more. It is available in two versions specifically designed for men and women with tailored content that speaks directly to each audience.

Digital + Workshops

With Digital + Workshops you get the convenience of WW meetings at the worksite and unlimited meetings in your local community. Each month, you will receive a monthly pass in the mail, that will get you into any WW meeting in the country.  Plus, get FREE eTools, the online companion that helps you stay on track between meetings. We have several At Work meetings currently taking place at various location across Baystate.  See below for locations.

3. WW for Diabetes

Weight Watchers for Diabetes meets the unique needs of those living with Type 2 Diabetes. This membership includes individualized support and guidance from a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), unlimited meetings and weekly emails. 

Live Virtual Workshops

How to join a "Connect group" and attend workshops via your WW app: (see video tutorial here)

  1. Download the free Zoom app here and watch this quick how-to video.
  2. Check the Connect group to see the Virtual Workshop schedules and your Zoom link.
  3. You can post and interact with fellow members in your Virtual Studio at any time—you don’t have to wait for the live Virtual Workshop to start.

    On the day of your Virtual Workshop:
  1. Treat it like your normal Workshop day. Weigh-in will occur in the WW app only. Tap your profile at the top right corner, then tap "Track weight." You will earn 50 WellnessWins™ Wins for tracking your weight in the app each week, they’ll be added to your account right away!
  2.  Plan to arrive 10 minutes early to ensure you don’t have any technical issues. If you do, here’s how to troubleshoot.
  3. Read your Weekly Topic and get ready to discuss!
  4. Don’t want to be on camera? Turn off the video when you enter the Zoom call at the lower left of your screen. Or, instead of using Zoom, you can use your phone to call the toll-free nine-digit number provided.

    Important reminders:
    • Virtual Workshops are meant for WW members only. Because we do not have the ability to restrict access if someone has the Zoom link, do not forward it or share outside your Connect group.
    • Please respect your fellow members’ privacy. Do not record, take screenshots, or post anything that occurs in the Virtual Workshop. If you do, we may terminate your membership.
    • Virtual Workshops will not be recorded or available to view at a later date.  

    In-Person Workshops

Many WW studios are re-opening throughout the U.S. If you are a Digital + Workshop member and want to start attending in-person workshops, you can search for an open workshop on WW Studio Finder.

WW At Work Meetings are no longer being held.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there another program to help me manage my weight?   WebMD offers a 12-month Weight Management program.  The WebMD Weight Management twelve-month program is dedicated to managing weight as a part of improving overall well-being (stress resilience, energy level, diet, exercise, sleep and more) with an emphasis on consistency and accountability.  The program uncovers and unlocks emotional triggers to facilitate positive change and establishes positive patterns that become part of everyday life.  To learn more, visit the Health Coaching page.