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Organization: Ensure the availability of healthy food and beverages.

Boxes of donuts and birthday sheet cakes are the stereotypical workplace treats. However, with some planning and support, your organization can transform the way you think about good food. Before long, low-fat yogurt, fresh fruit and colorful veggies can be the types of snacks employees and members will really celebrate.

Challenge your staff, volunteers and employees to re-think what kind of foods to serve at a meeting, potluck or catered event. Consider implementing a “no fast food” policy when bringing in lunches. Provide education for what makes a healthy brown bag lunch and invite local dietitians to talk about how to incorporate low-fat, low-calorie options into breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Make healthy foods the norm, not the exception for workplace events.
  • Always offer water, coffee and tea to encourage consumption of low-calorie beverages.
  • Partner with local restaurants and grocery stores to offer healthy choices when you bring in lunch for a speaker or meeting.
  • Post nutrition information for foods and beverages in the breakroom or cafeteria.

Make your commitment to implement this policy change in your organization. Download the pledge form today!

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