Healthy Workplace, Happy Workplace! 

The Independent Health Foundation's Healthy Options program makes it easy for workplaces to encourage wellness and keep healthy eating on track. Ensure that your employees have healthy options available during work catered events or meetings. 

How? Adopt the Healthy Meeting Policy!

 

Why Have a Policy to Eat Healthy?

Billions spent in medical cost of   diet-  related chronic diseases.                  Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture 

 

Typical American diets exceed the Dietary Guidelines.                     Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 

90% of Americans consume         more sodium than the recommended 2,300mg                       for a healthy diet.                                Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                A diet that aligns with the Dietary Guidelines can help reduce the risk of: cancer, heart disease, stroke, and death.                                                       Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

 

Commit to Providing Healthy Choices!

    FOOD              

Strive to serve an entire meal of  LESS THAN     600 CALORIES- and always offer at least one serving of fruits or vegetables.        

Keep desserts simple by serving fresh fruit,  low fat dairy and whole grain options. 

Go for lean proteins-like fish, chicken,        beans and soy. 

Go for whole grains-like brown rice, whole wheat breads and quinoa. 

Avoid fried and processed foods. 

    

WATER 

WATER IS BEST! Other smart beverages are coffee and unsweetened tea (hot or iced).

Avoid soda- and other sugary beverages     with 40+ calories/container. 

Go for 100% fruit juices- like apple, cranberry or orange- in less than 8 ounce servings. 

ENVIRONMENT 

Get Moving! Encourage a stand and stretch break every 30 minutes. 

Recycle-Reuse Reduce. Place  recycling bins in all meeting/eating spaces and encourage reusable water containers. 

Clear the Air. All workplaces should be smoke free. 

 

Go Healthy and Win!                                                                              

A catered healthy lunch for up to 10 people. 

10 spots in a Healthy Options cooking class. 

50% off a corporate demonstration cooking class package.

Free tickets to an Independent Health Foundation event. 

Nutrition presentation by Independent Health Foundation's Registered Dietitian. 

Drawings will be held quarterly and winners will be notified by the Independent Health Foundation.

 

GET STARTED TODAY!

To become eligible, review the Healthy Options Healthy Meeting Policy with your workplace and complete the online form below. 

 

Every business is different and the Independent Health Foundation is committed to helping you promote wellness in your company. For a customized Healthy Meeting Policy, or a free consultation to identify your company's unique needs, call Independent Health Foundation at (716) 635-4959.

Share your Health and Wellness Stories

Have you adopted the Healthy Meeting Policy? Tell us about how you have implemented the policy and how it's working. You can also share your story about other health and wellness initiatives your company is implementing. Submit your stories and photos to foundation@independenthealth.com. Your company may be featured on our social media! 

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Our private corporate cooking classes are the perfect opportunity to promote health and wellness in the workplace as well as build team relationships! We offer private packages for a customized, hands-on experience for any staff retreat, team meeting, workplace bonding event, etc. Learn more about how your organization can book their private cooking class here!

 

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