The following table includes nutrition and physical activity examples you can do at your worksite. While these are not evidence-based community guide recommendations or promising practices for weight control, they are additional examples of activities that can be implemented at your worksite.
- Provide calorie labels on foods in food service areas to encourage healthy food choices.
- Post motivational signs near stairs to encourage physical activity.
- Offer a health benefit for weight maintenance visits.
- Invite a dietician or other health speaker to present at a "lunch-and-learn."
- Connect with your state American Dietetics Association.
- Contact a local hospital for a presenter.
- Provide a web forum for employees to share tips, recipes, and success stories.
- Provide health education information through worksite communications.166
- Invite employees to share their weight loss successes and challenges.
- Host a health screening with a local hospital or community center (e.g. blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes).167
- Offer nutritious food in dining facilities.
- Offer healthy options at meetings or events where food and drink are provided.168
- Provide a refrigerator and microwave at the office so employees can bring healthy food from home.168
- Use competitive pricing to make healthier choices in the cafeteria and vending machines more economical.168
- Organize a farmer's markets where employees buy fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Offer nutritious choices in vending machines.169
- Post lists of nearby restaurants that offer healthy options.168
- Hold a healthy recipe cooking competition or organize a healthy potluck; then compile a book of the recipes to be distributed to all 168
- Provide bike racks, showers, and changing facilities.168
- Offer flexible work hours to allow for physical activity during the day.168
- Introduce organization cost-sharing for gym or health club memberships.170
- Provide fitness testing on-site by a qualified professional.168
- Provide outdoor exercise areas such as fields and trails for employee use.43
- Provide an on-site exercise facility that is available for use before, during, and after normal work hours.44
- Make facilities and programming available to employee family members.166
- Teach employees about stretching exercises and small changes to get staff moving around the office.168
- Provide employees with lists of local races, marathons, and charity walks.168
- Encourage "walk and talk" meetings.171
- Make walk/run maps of surrounding neighborhoods and label distance.
- Offer on-site or promote local exercise classes.168
- Post motivational signs or start a stair-walking challenge to compete for the highest number of steps climbed.43
- Set up walking groups that meet at different times and have different destinations.168
- Provide employees with pedometers so they can log their steps and see how far they've walked.168
- Organize staff events such as a sports day, a physical activity picnic, a bowling night, or a soccer or softball game.168
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