The most recent data (2014-2015) shows that approximately 70% of American adults are either overweight or obese. Nearly 38% of U.S. adults and 17% of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years being obese. Reducing overweight and obesity can mitigate the detrimental effects of diagnosed diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease on an employee, reduce the overall health care costs shared by the employer and employee, and positively impact both productivity and personal well-being.
Source:The State of Obesity
New Rules Apply: How Popular Culture, Implicit Bias and Scientific Evidence are Shaping the Weight of the Nation
Forget what you think you know about overweight and obesity. This presentation from Workforce Strategy 2018 upends traditional thinking about weight and weight loss and informs new approaches to address the escalating obesity epidemic.
Treating Obesity: It's Everyone's Business
It's time to re-think our approach to preventing and treating obesity. Despite decades of public and private initiatives to reduce the weight of our nation, U.S. obesity prevalence has reached an all-time high.
Practical Playbook: Managing Overweight & Obesity
This resource offers recommendations on creating a comprehensive benefits package to treat obesity, including behavior-based interventions and pharmacological and surgical treatment.
Workforce Strategy 2018
Our annual conference is the best source of leading-edge content, high powered networking and up-to-the-minute sharing of new ideas and best practices for large employers focused on well-being, productivity and workforce strategy.
Moving from Wellness to Wellbeing
This annual survey of large employers provides details on the types of programs employers are offering to improve employee health and wellbeing, the challenges they have faced and how they have leveraged incentives to engage employees.
Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being
The Institute work focuses on increasing employee engagement in their health and reducing lifestyle-related risk factors and costs.
Press Release: 55 U.S. Employers with Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Awards
55 employers are honored for having the best workforce well-being programs in the nation.