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The toolkits in this section are designed specifically for work sites to encourage nutritious eating and may contain checklists, step-by-step guides, budgets, and other tools that aid in program planning, design, and management. Before implementing any of these interventions, the toolkits should be selected and evaluated based on the identified needs of your employee population. Fees may also be associated with some of these toolkits.

CDC toolkits are designated with CDC.

Federal Resources

Healthy Women Build Healthy Communities Toolkit [PDF-3.63MB]
This toolkit from the Bright Futures for Women's Health and Wellness Initiative is designed for women who want to promote physical activity and healthy eating in their communities. The toolkit specifically includes several types of communities, including the work place.

How to Establish a Farmers' Market on Federal Property
This brochure, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides steps to follow in establishing farmers' markets on federal properties, where public employees have primary responsibility for initial development.

State Resources

5 a Day — 5 a Week
This guide book provides how-to information on implementing and evaluating the 4-week, 5 a Day – 5 a Week program. Developed by the Texas Department of Health, the program encourages eating five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, being physically active at least five days a week, and doing five stress-reducing activities per week.

California Fit Business Kit
This suite of no-cost tools and resources is provided by the Network for a Health California – Worksite Program   to help employers develop and implement a culture and environment at their work places that support healthy eating and physical activity habits among workers.

Lighten Up Texas
This work site wellness program guide book, developed by the Texas Department of Health, provides guidance on how to implement the 8-week team competition program Lighten Up Texas, which encourages safe weight loss through good nutrition and physical activity.

Maintain, No Gain
Developed by the Texas Department of Health, Maintain, No Gain is a weight management program designed to encourage employees to gain no more than two pounds during the holiday season (Thanksgiving through New Years).

NC HealthSmart Worksite Wellness Toolkit
The NC HealthSmart Worksite Wellness Toolkit is a collection of guidelines and ready-to-use materials to organize a worksite wellness committee and implement worksite wellness programs. The Toolkit is comprised of five workbooks – one on starting or enhancing an effective wellness committee, and four resource books that address the main aspects of a healthy lifestyle: healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco cessation and stress management.

Strides to a Healthier Worksite [PDF-1.68MB]
The South Dakota Department of Health developed the Strides to a Healthier Worksite wellness challenge toolkit to assist work sites in developing a variety of challenges to encourage employees to lead healthier lifestyles.

Worksites Eating Smart and Moving More
Worksites Eating Smart and Moving More is an all-in-one resource for establishing a worksite wellness program that promotes and supports healthy eating and increased physical activity for employees. It includes a committee workbook that will assist in creating and maintaining a worksite wellness committee and program, and a variety of resources and suggestions to help employees to eat smart and move more at work.

Worksite Resource Kit [PDF-9.23MB]
This Worksite Resource Kit was designed by the Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition Program for all work sites to gain resources and program ideas to start or further work site wellness initiatives. This kit primarily focuses on improving physical activity and nutrition, but also includes an array of strategies and action steps for conducting health fairs and preventive health screenings.

Other Resources

Guidelines for Offering Healthy Foods at Meetings, Seminars and Catered Events [PDF-130k]
These guidelines from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health provide planning tips and example menus for providing healthy foods at work events.

Healthy Workplaces
This website, developed by Alberta Health and Wellness, includes tips and information on how to get employees on the road to better health by making physical activity and healthy eating part of the workday.

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