Promoting Healthy Weight Through Healthy Dining at Work
The Promoting Healthy Weight Through Healthy Dining at Work Toolkit is designed to help employers provide a healthy food environment — and contribute significantly to increased productivity, employee morale and daily well-being. To promote a healthy food environment, employers should (1) Ensure that healthy options are available and accessible, using the dining, vending and catering assessment tools provided; (2) Use pricing to create incentives for employees to purchase healthy items; (3) Promote less calorically dense/higher nutritional value items using known consumer marketing techniques, product placement strategies and signage; (4) Incorporate wellness incentives and/or benefit design to encourage behavior change; and (5) Implement a health and nutrition education campaign to create interest and change the social norms at work: make it easy, affordable and socially acceptable to eat well!
The Promoting Healthy Weight Through Healthy Dining at Work Toolkit is the result of efforts of many employers, public health officials and nutrition experts. Please contact email@example.com with suggestions and requests.
Cafeteria, Vending and Catering Assessments
Cafeteria, Vending and Catering Assessments help determine whether the current offerings offer appropriately healthful options to employees
Cafeteria, Vending and Catering Assessments LIGHT
The following Cafeteria, Vending and Catering Assessments LIGHT, were designed by member request to help manufacturing sites or companies without full dining facilities determine whether the current offerings offer appropriately healthful options to employees. These assessments should not be used for the headquarters location or by companies with full dining facilities or cafés.
Sample Corporate Nutrition Policy
Sample Corporate Nutrition Policy sample policy that serves as a guide outlining healthy food options for the cafeteria, in the vending machines and at meetings.
Request for Proposal Guidelines
The Healthy Dining Request for Proposal Guidelines provides guidance for employers in developing the RFP as well as assistance with contract negotiation to get the best arrangement from suppliers.
- Request for Proposal Guidelines
- Mindful Eating: Food for Thought tip sheet
- Mindful by Sodexo
- Healthy Dining: Offerings and Contract Requirements - A December 2011 quick survey of NBGH member companies (n= 42).
- American Dietetic Association
- American Institute for Cancer Research
- Choose My Plate
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans
- Eating Well
- Fruits and Veggies Matter
- Fruits and Veggies More Matters
- Healthy Dining finder
- Healthy Monday Campaigns
- The Nutrition Source
Page last updated: November 20, 2014