June is all about eating fresh and healthy foods and getting outside to enjoy the great outdoors. We’ve gathered links and tools for your internal wellness communications. You can also share & follow our frequently updated Wellness Twitter feed, where we post more great health tips and tools & tips: @WellnessESI.

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month and June 17 is Eat Your Vegetables Day – a good way to kick off the summer months. The summer is a great time to maximize freshness by buying local. Here are some resource to help you do just that:

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmer’s Market Search tool
Local Harvest – Farmer’s Markets, Family Farms near you
Seasonal Ingredient Map – choose your state and the month to see what’s fresh
What’s In Season
Fruit and Veggie Recipes
Fruits & Veggies – More Matters
Fruit & Veggies on a Budget
Raw produce – Selecting & serving it safely
Nutrition information charts for raw fruits & vegetables

June is also National Great Outdoors Month, sponsored by The National Wildlife Federation.

Here are some suggestions for ways to enjoy the great outdoors:
Find Hiking Trails ; More hiking trails
Trailinks – find trails by activity or by state
Best Trails
National Parks
List of U.S. State Parks
National Scenic Byways
Pedaling.com – routes & rides for recreational & avid cyclists
List of beaches in the U.S.

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month
The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. See BluePrint for Men’s Health, a series of downloadable guides to common men’s health issues and the A to Z Guide to Men’s Health.

Other health & wellness dates in June include:

National Safety Month – see our related post, Odds of Dying.

National Dairy Month

Fireworks Safety Month

June 7 National Cancer Survivors Day

June 15-21 – Men’s Health Week

June 19 – World Sickle Cell Day

June 21-27 National Lightening Safety Awareness Week

June 27 – National HIV Testing Day

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Looking for the most comprehensive and effective wellness program for your employees? ESI TotalCare Wellness pairs Behavioral Health Clinicians with certified Wellness Coaches to provide employees and their families with the help, motivation, tools and support to make changes and improve their lives. Call 800-535-4841 for more information.

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