Good nutrition can lower the risk of many chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and some cancers.
It has a direct effect on obesity and high cholesterol.
In one year, obesity contributed to more than 39.2 million lost work days and 239 million restricted work days in the U.S.
Obese workers are twice as likely to miss work as their thinner counterparts.
Workers on a tight time schedule are more likely to reach for high calorie, high fat convenience foods which are generally easier to prepare and consume.
Just as children and youth need nutritious foods to thrive at school, adults also benefit from the presence of healthy, nutritious foods and beverages at work.
- Benchmarking/Assessment: Assessing the needs and priorities of your population in order to see where you are and where you want to get.
- Supportive Environment: Providing an environment in which organizational values, policies, norms, and initiatives support a healthy work culture.
- Integration: Making sure health promotion programs are embedded effectively within the structure of the organization.
- Linkage: Linking health strategies and interventions to other employee support services to optimize reach and effectiveness.
- Health Education: Implementing health promotion activities, interventions, strategies and programs that are evidence based and targeted to the needs of your employees.
- Evaluation: Evaluating the impact of your activities to see if you are creating the change and achieving the outcomes you had hoped for.