Physical Dimension

 Eight Dimensions – Physical

Nutrition/Healthy Eating Recipes

Our goal is to provide the healthiest and most satisfying food to the people we serve. During the last decade, we have seen the evidence that refined sugars, flours, and fats are directly responsible for metabolic diseases such as diabetes. By reducing or eliminating these ingredients from our diet, we improve the quality of life and health of our clients in Healthy Recipes.

Health & Wellness Newsletters
Welcome to the Nutrition page! I will be sharing recipes, health news, cooking tips, and all manner of things related to Nutrition at Crestwood. Come here for delicious ideas on how to eat healthier, feel better as well as the Health and Wellness Newsletter. Enjoy!

Health & Wellness Newsletter October 2021
Health & Wellness Newsletter July 2021
Health & Wellness Newsletter April 2021
NW Newsletter Jan 2021
NW Newsletter Oct 2020
NW Newsletter July 2020
NW Newsletter April 2020
NW Newsletter Jan 2020
NW Newsletter Oct 2019
NW Newsletter July 2019
NW Newsletter April 2019
NW Newsletter Jan 2019

If you have any questions about Nutrition at Crestwood, please reach out to Margaret Clayton at

    Zumba, Yoga, and Fitness Challenges

At Crestwood Behavioral Health, fitness is extremely important to recovery and our culture. Greg Parnell, Health & Wellness Facilitator, has played a huge role in fitness at Crestwood by implementing our Zumba Program in 25 campuses and mentoring 50 employees who are now licensed Zumba Instructors.

Since the global pandemic began last year, travel has been restricted which has postponed in-person Zumba classes/trainings. Currently, Greg hosts a virtual weekly class and continues to mentor Zumba Instructors over Zoom. The pandemic presented challenges in how to stay active in our campuses, but Greg has continued to build and improve fitness as a wellness tool at our campuses.

For more information on Zumba and how to get involved, please contact Greg Parnell at

    Crestwood's Pandemic Response Committee Update

Crestwood's Pandemic Response Committee has been providing education and setting guidelines to keep staff and people we serve safe throughout this pandemic. We will continue to prioritize safety and science as we approach this new era in the pandemic – vaccinations. Please see below links for current vaccine information and CDC COVID Data Tracker.

PRC’s Vaccine FAQ Sheet: PRC’s Vaccine FAQ Sheet

CDC Studies: Child COVID-19 Hospitalizations Skyrocket

Current vaccine information: California vaccination information

CDC COVID Data Tracker: CDC COVID Data Tracker

Crestwood COVID19 Vaccines info: Crestwood COVID19 Vaccines info

Crestwood COVID mRNA Vaccine Facts: Crestwood COVID mRNA Vaccine Facts

Contributed by Pam Norris, PRC Member and Vice President of Operations
    Wellness Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends vaccinations throughout your life to protect against many infections. When you skip vaccines, you leave yourself vulnerable to illnesses such as shingles, pneumococcal disease, flu, and HPV and hepatitis B, both leading causes of cancer.

The viruses and bacteria that cause illness and death still exist and can be passed on to those who are not protected by vaccines. Vaccines are as important to your overall health as diet and exercise. In addition to following appropriate infection control measures, vaccines are an important tool to prevent viral infections.

With the current Coronavirus Pandemic, we are reminded more than ever just how critical it becomes to use vaccination as a tool to help put an end to the pandemic and prevent serious illness and death.

Protect yourself through vaccination.

Your family, co-workers, and those we serve need you!


If you have any questions about vaccinations or wellness health, please contact Judy Nelson at or Candy Hayashi at

    Health Related articles

Certain Medical Conditions and Risk for Severe COVID-19 Illness_CDC: Severe COVID-19 Illness

Contributed by Dr. George Woods, Chief Scientific Officer