Promoting Health & Nutrition – FREE Resources
Ariel MulchanModeratorAugust 2, 2017 at 2:54 pm
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity provides online nutrition information for individuals. There are multiple links to fact sheets, an interactive website to individualize information for improving fruit and vegetable consumption, downloadable brochures, information for parents and children and links to additional useful sites such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
These materials are not copyrighted and can be distributed free to employees. Allowing employees to download and print out these materials at their workstations during breaks will increase their access to self-help information.
- The Dietary Guidelines from Americans 5 published every 5 years by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides advice on good dietary habits to promote health and prevent disease. The Dietary Guidelines for American website offers some valuable consumer and professional resources including:
- Tips for shopping and menu planning
- Resources for health education experts offering the latest science-based nutrition recommendations
- My Plate is a nutrition guide published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed Improving the Food Environment through Nutrition Standards: A Guide for Government Procurement[PDF – 652 KB] which provides practical guidance to states and localities for use when developing, adopting, implementing, and evaluating a food procurement policy and can provide valuable insight into the appropriateness and acceptability of these policies in other worksite settings.
- The General Services Administration and Department of Health and Human Services with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collaborated to create the Health and Sustainability Guidelines for Federal Concessions and Vending Operations to assist contractors in increasing healthy food and beverage choices and sustainable practices at federal worksites.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had developed Guidance for Healthier Eating at Work[PDF – 471K] for making healthy food choices available at meetings, conference, and other work-related events where food or snacks might be served.
- The University of Minnesota School of Public Health has published Guidelines for Offering Healthy Foods at Meetings, Seminars and Catered Events[PDF – 204KB]
- The North Carolina State Health Plan has developed the Eat Smart Workbook for worksites which includes guidelines for providing healthy food at meetings. This plan also includes healthy snacks and beverage guides for vending machines, sample workplace posters on nutrition, a sample healthy foods policy, and 42 examples of Eat Smart handouts for employees.
- The American Cancer Society has prepared Meeting Well – A Tool for Planning Healthy Meetings and Events American Cancer Society, 2000.
- The CDC Healthier Worksite Initiative has developed a toolkit on how to establish a garden market.
- CDC Healthier Worksite Initiative—Nutritious Eating Toolkits. This site is designed specifically for worksites to encourage nutritious eating and contains checklists, guides, budgets, and other tools to aid in program planning, design, and management.
- Healthier Food Choices for Public Places. Information and model policies from the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
- Other Nutritious Eating Toolkits. This section contains toolkits from CDC or other sources that are specific to promoting nutritious eating in the workplace.
- Interactive menu planner, counts calories per specific meal
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