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Spring into Shape

Registration Dates: April 3 – April 23

How to Complete the Challenge: Track your daily activity minutes on the portal on through the app. The daily goal is 30 minutes of physical activity for 20 out of the 28 days of the challenge. Whether you are a walker, runner, weight lifter, participate in yoga, etc…this challenge really is for everyone! Each week the challenge begins on Monday and ends on Sunday. Last day to record your activity is May 17, 2023

How is Activity Tracked?
If you have a fitness device or app synced to your N Good Health account, it will automatically record your minutes. If not, you can manually enter your activity using the “Challenges” tab on You also can record your challenge activity through the Navigate Wellbeing app, which syncs with your N Good Health account for on-the-go wellness support.

Weekly prize drawings: Five participants who record 30 minutes of activity 5 out of 7 days each week will randomly win $25 in the N Good Health rewards mall.

GRAND PRIZE: Five participants who reached the 30 minutes of physical activity for 20 out of the 28 days of the challenge will be entered into a raffle and have a chance to randomly $50 in the N Good Health rewards mall.

Can I receive 2023 N Good Health program points? Yes, recording 30 minutes of activity for at least 20 days of the challenge, you’ll be awarded with 25 points towards your 2023 N Good Health rewards.

Celebrating National Nutrition Month by Eating for You and the Earth

March is National Nutrition Month! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ theme for this year’s celebration is “Fuel for the Future.” This theme challenges us to focus on sustainable diet habits, emphasizing a more efficient use of natural resources.

Future-minded food gives you the flavor and nourishment you need, while simultaneously protecting the environment. Take steps to improve your health by participating in National Nutrition Month festivities happening here at Norton Healthcare! Learn how to create healthy habits that are environmentally-friendly and celebrate your unique needs through every phase of life.

 Norton Healthcare employees and families are invited to celebrate at the following Nutrition Month events and learning opportunities hosted by the N Good Health team.

  • Food tastings will be held in all Norton Healthcare cafeterias
  • Take home a recipe card to cook your new favorite dishes.
  • Enter a prize drawing! Complete a nutrition Sudoku puzzle or word search for a chance to win a multi-functional vegetable chopper.
  • Learn more about nutrition with the “Nutrition Month” Zoom presentation hosted by Nicole McGloshen, M.S., R.D., L.D., clinical nutritionist for the N Good Health team. Nicole will discuss habits that promote healthy eating and creative ways to eat with the environment in mind.

If you are not able to join us in person, the Zoom presentation, recipe cards and nutrition games will be available on the N Good Health department page on Nsite.

How do I participate?

  • Nutrition Month Zoom presentation  
  • Take home a recipe card to cook your new favorite dishes.
  • Enter a prize drawing! Complete the nutrition Sudoku puzzle or word search for a chance to win a multi-functional vegetable chopper.
  • Tasting Event Schedule – all events will be held at facility cafeterias
  • Norton Hospital: Tuesday, March 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Norton Audubon Hospital: Tuesday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital: Monday, March 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Norton Brownsboro Hospital: Tuesday, March 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Norton Healthcare Pavilion: Tuesday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Prize drawings:

Participants who join the Nutrition Month Zoom presentation and submit the follow-up survey will be entered into a raffle. Five participants will be randomly selected to win a multi-functional vegetable chopper.

Participants who submit a completed nutrition Sudoku puzzle or word search by Friday, March 31 will be entered into a raffle. Five participants will be randomly selected to win a multi-functional vegetable chopper.


Call (502) 629-2162 or submit a service request by selecting N Good Health under departments on Nsite and clicking on ‘Contact Us.’

Lightened Shepherd’s Pie

Lightened Shepherd’s Pie

Yield:  4 Servings    Serving Size: ¼ of pie                      



  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 16 oz. frozen vegetable medley, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestshire sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower Topping

  • 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 ounces cauliflower florets (2 heaping cups)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower Topping:

  1. Put the potatoes into a medium saucepan and cover by 2 inches with cold water.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. After 3 minutes at a full boil, add cauliflower and cook are tender (about 5 minutes).
  4. Drain well and return to the cooking pot.
  5. Add the olive oil, milk, salt, and several grinds of black pepper.
  6. Blend everything into a creamy mash. Salt or pepper as needed.


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, and celery, and sauté until they begin to soften, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, thyme, turkey, salt, and a generous shower of freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Sauté until the meat is cooked thoroughly.
  5. Add the vegetable blend, tomato paste, beef broth, and Worcestershire sauce and stirring until tomato paste dissolves.
  6. In a small bowl, Stir cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of water; add to skillet, heat to a boil and boil 1 minute or until thickened. 
  7. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid reduces slightly and the flavors brighten, about 10 minutes.

Assemble the casserole:

  1. Transfer the meat and vegetable mixture to a 9-inch round pie pan.
  2. Spoon the potato and cauliflower mash evenly over the beef.

Set on a baking sheet and bake until the juices bubble and the top is lightly browned, about 25 minutes.

Walk Your Way to Healthy

Walking is the easiest form of exercise and is something most people can do, regardless of their level of fitness.  Increasing the amount of daily walking to 30 or more minutes has significant health benefits like lowering blood sugar levels, decreasing waist circumference, improving mood and lowering blood pressure. 

We know it’s good for us so let’s talk about how to incorporate it into our days.  Using an activity tracker (available for a discount on NSite/Employee Services/Employee Discount Service) or an app on your phone, set aside a day or two to establish a baseline to see how many steps you typically cover in a day.  Everyone is different so if your baseline is 2000 steps, trying to shoot for 7500 steps tomorrow may feel daunting and could possibly lead to injury.  Set reasonable goals and progress slowly to your ultimate target of 7500 minimum daily steps.  If you are already achieving at least 7500 steps daily, think of what level you would like to reach and start increasing your steps by 10 to 20% each day to reach a higher goal.  

Here are 12 ideas to increase your daily steps:

  1. Park your car far from the entrance to work or the store
  2. After loading your groceries in the car, walk your cart all the way back into the store instead of parking it in the corral
  3. Schedule a “walking meeting” with an associate and take a clipboard or small notebook to take notes if needed
  4. Walk to your coworker’s desk to ask a question instead of sending an email or calling
  5. Pick the restroom or water fountain that is farthest from your work station
  6. Enjoy a pre- or post-dinner walk around the neighborhood
  7. Put on your favorite tunes and shake your groovy to the beat of the music
  8. Walk along while the kids ride their bikes or walk around the field while they play their sport
  9. Meet someone for a coffee/drink date and take your bevvie for a walk
  10. Volunteer at a local animal shelter/veterinarian/doggy day care and walk dogs for them if you don’t have your own dog to walk
  11. If you ride the bus, get off a stop early or get on a stop later
  12. Walk around the house during commercials if you watch television

Looking for a change of scenery?  Explore the many parks and trails Louisville has to offer.  Maybe pick one from this list to visit each weekend.  Get creative, break any sedentary habits and enjoy the health benefits of walking each day.

Support Wellbeing in Three Minutes or Less

It’s important to take time to support your well-being. Of course, doing so is often easier said than done. Where do you start? When will you find a break in your busy schedule? N Good Health has you covered with “Take 3 for Me,” a video series offering quick opportunities to pause and reflect on your emotional wellness. Each video in this series is roughly three minutes long and offers a unique approach to combatting stress.

All nine Take 3 for Me videos can be found on the Norton Healthcare YouTube channel. You can also access the playlist by scanning the below QR code:

More Information:

* N Good Health participants can earn three N Good Health rewards points for each “Take 3 for Me” video they watch! Just follow the link at the end of the video and enter your AHSN or spouse ID number. Points are awarded to your N Good Health account once per month, maximum 27 points.
* Click here to view a Take 3 for Me flyer with additional information on the series, including a full list of topics covered. ​

Join the Get Healthy Walking Club!

The Norton Healthcare Walking Club, in partnership with the Louisville Zoo will resume March 1, 2023.

All existing memberships will carry over into the next year. Please do not discard your current Get Healthy Walking Club Membership card.

To become a member, you will need to complete the online application. You will receive a packet in the mail with your membership card enclosed.

General walking club rules:

  • Enter the zoo between 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. You must exit by 9:30 a.m.
  • Present your membership card at the front gate. You will not be admitted without your card. If you’ve lost your card, contact Norton Prevention & Wellness at (502) 899-6842 or Prevention& for a replacement. Your membership does not expire.
  • Entry into exhibit buildings is not allowed during walking club hours.
  • Children under the age of 18 years of age do not need a membership card. They are welcome to join a registered parent/caregiver.

We’re happy you are making the most of one of the easiest, least expensive and most successful forms of exercise — walking! Keep checking back for important updates on our Get Healthy Walking Club Expo.

Lace up and go! National Walking Day is April 5th

Join N Good Health and commit to walking at least 30 minutes as part of National Walking Day. Whether you break your 30-minute commitment up in several shorter walks, or complete it all at once, walking 30 minutes a day can improve your health.

When you make the National Walking Day pledge, you will join millions of people across the United States who are putting their health first and taking steps towards a healthier life.

To kick off the day, please join us at the Get Healthy Walking Club at the Louisville Zoo at 8am for a one-mile group walk. If you are not already a member, please complete the application. Invite others to join, the Get Healthy Walking Club is open to the community and allows you to walk in the zoo from 8am-9:30am, March 1st– October 31st.

N Good Health participants can get 10 program activity points a month for walking during the Get Healthy Walking Club hours. Don’t forget to bring your smart phone to scan the Get Healthy Walking Club QR code, upon entering the zoo.

Join your Wellness Champions and co-workers along with N Good Health team members for a group walk to celebrate this day of movement! Walks will be at 10 am, noon and 2 pm. Bring your smart phone and scan the N Good Health event QR code to receive 10 program activity points.

  • Norton Hospital and Norton Children’s Hospital
    • Meeting location: outside Norton Cafeteria
  • Norton Audubon Hospital
    • Meeting location: outside gift shop
  • Norton Brownsboro Hospital
    • Meeting location: outside cafeteria
  • Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital
    • Meeting location: Bistro

Everyone who joins a walk will get a sticker and get entered to win a Fitbit. Not located at a main campus or off that day? Take the online pledge on the Nsite, committing to walk 30 minutes on April 5th and get entered to win a Cubii Move, under the desk elliptical. Look for the National Walking Day banner.

Enjoy walking? Register for Splash-N-Dash using code WALKINGDAY for 20% off.  On July 22nd you can splash, dash, walk or run in support of Norton Children’s Hospital! Choose a designated 1K splash route or 5K dash route with a scenic view of E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.

Strawberry Overnight Oats

Strawberry Chocolate Overnight Oats Recipe by Tasty


  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup preferred milk
  • ¼ cup light greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder
  • 2-4 strawberries, diced


  1. In a mason jar, fill with rolled oats, milk, Greek yogurt, cocoa powder or protein powder, and maple syrup.
  2. Stir until well combined.
  3. Place diced strawberries on top and seal jar.
  4. Place in fridge and soak overnight.
  5. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.

Inspired by

Calling All Agents of Health!

N GOOD HEALTH is counting on you for an
important assignment. Your not-so-top secret
mission? To join Mission: Nutrition and meet
daily healthy nutrition targets! Over six weeks,
you’ll learn simple life strategies for eating
well-rounded meals, reducing cravings and
supporting a healthy relationship with food.

REGISTRATION: Feb. 13 to March 5, 2023

CHALLENGE DATES: Monday, Feb. 27, to Sunday, April 9, 2023