Week 2 – STRONG Knowledge Challenge

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Week 2 of the STRONG Knowledge Trivia Challenge starts TODAY!

This three-week challenge tests your wellness knowledge. Each week there is an internet “scavenger hunt” with clues to answer wellness related questions. The weekly trivia questions are posted on the HarbinSTRONG portal midday on Wednesday. Complete the weekly quiz correctly to earn 7 points. Complete all three quizzes to collect bonus points for a total of 26 points.

Quizzes are only available for one week. You can jump in to participate at any time during the challenge but you cannot take the quiz from previous weeks.

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Walk with a Doc on Saturday

There’s arguably no better time of year to enjoy a brisk morning walk than fall, and as the weather is (finally) starting to cool down, the Rome community is invited to partake in a heart-healthy walk alongside the Etowah River on Kingfisher Trail.

The last Walk with a Doc of the year is fast approaching and Harbin Clinic Pediatrician Dr. Melissa Davis will lead the group for the final lap on Saturday, October 19 at Bridgepoint Plaza, just off Second Avenue in Rome, at 9 a.m.  Employee participants earn 10 HarbinSTRONG points.

“My team and I are incredibly excited about the opportunity to lead this upcoming health walk to celebrate being outdoors in the beautiful fall weather in the heart of downtown Rome,” says Dr. Davis. “October is a favorite time of mine with many community events and outdoor festivities.  I encourage our youngest patients to start a lifetime of being outdoors for an hour a day, a commitment that changes their lives for the better. Let’s get started at this next Walk with a Doc.”

Dr. Davis will speak to the group about the health benefits of an active lifestyle as well as lead a discussion on tips to keep the community healthy during flu season.

Walkers of all ages are invited to participate and should wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Registration is not required, and the walking path is stroller-friendly.

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Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

two bowls of slow cooker chicken tortilla soup


  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 14.5 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes (or regular if you prefer less spicy)
  • 1 4.5 ounce can Old El Paso green chiles
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 cups cooked and shredded chicken or rotisserie chicken
  • 1 1 ounce packed Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 1 11 ounce can steamed corn, drained and rinsed


  • cilantro Old El Paso sliced Jalapenos, low fat sour cream, low fat shredded cheese


  • Heat oil over medium/high heat in a medium skillet. Add onion and garlic and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. I like mine to be a bit under-sauteed, to keep a bit of their crunch.
  • Once sauteed, add the onion and garlic to a slow cooker over high heat. Add in all other ingredients except for tortillas and garnishes. Stir to combine.
  • Heat on high, covered, for 2-3 hours, or on low for 4-5 hours.
  • Before serving, prepare the tortilla crisps:
  • In a small saucepan, heat the canola oil over medium/high heat.
  • Using a pizza cutter, cut each tortilla into 1/2 inch strips.
  • Cook the strips in batches, about 2-4 minutes or until browned.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the strips and allow to drain on a paper towel.
  • While strips are still hot and before they’ve dried, sprinkle with taco seasoning and salt to taste. Allow to dry completely.
  • When ready to serve the soup, serve garnished with extra cilantro, low fat sour cream, jalapenos, and tortilla strips. Or any of your favorite toppings!

Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup Crock Pot Recipe

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Play Tennis Rome

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HarbinSTRONG has partnered with the Rome Tennis Center to provide employees a discount for the new Play Tennis Rome program.
This six-week program for beginners offers weekly tennis lessons, a new tennis racquet, registration in Rome’s recreational play program, plus six months free play at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College and downtown courts. All this for only $30 (includes the $10 discount for Harbin employees)!
The next session begins on Monday, November 4th and will meet weekly at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Login to the HarbinSTRONG portal register. Attend a minimum of 4 weekly lessons to earn 30 HarbinSTRONG points for fourth quarter of the HarbinSTRONG-EST campaign.
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Hike 2 Health on Saturday

Fall H2H
Hike 2 Health is this Saturday!  Join by Brian Price to walk the Heritage Trail along the river in Rome. Meet behind the Rome Braves Stadium at 9 a.m.
Family and friends are welcome to participate. Friendly, well behaved dogs on a leash are also welcome.
10 HarbinSTRONG points
If you have concerns about the weather, please contact Brian at (706) 238-2225.
photo credit to esseredonnaonline.it 
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Who’s Who

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Log into the HarbinSTRONG portal to check out Who’s Who in the 2019 HarbinSTRONG campaign after three quarters and who won the Q3 raffle drawing!

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Farm Stand Today at 4 p.m.

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Fall is in the air (finally!). Quite Acres Farm is generously offering their plentiful fall harvest to the Harbin community. Today’s Farm Stand will offer sweet peppers, hot peppers, cherry tomatoes, kale, collards, radishes, garlic, and mustard greens.

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Fall 5K Training – Registration Open


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