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Worksite Wellness

Worksite Wellness

A sick employee is a more costly employee. Ill workers who are absent or underperforming reduce an organization’s productivity. Healthy By Design’s focus on Worksite Wellness promotes physical activity at the workplace and the nutritional quality of food available. We work with employers to adopt worksite nutrition and physical activity guidelines. Those that support this program will develop a healthier and more productive workforce.

Whether or not a business provides health insurance, employee health is important to consider. On average, overweight and obese employees take more sick days and are less productive on the job than healthy-weight employees. The ultimate goal of Healthy By Design Worksite Wellness is for healthy options and healthy habits to become the norm.

We recommend you explore the following online resources for even more insight into Worksite Wellness programming:

Healthy By Design local resources:

Download the guidelines and checklist to get started on your worksite wellness programming!

Are you in charge of buying food for your organization? Use our Healthy Catering in the Workplace guide and Healthy Catering presentation to help you!

The Alliance organizations (Billings Clinic, RiverStone Health, and St. Vincent Healthcare) have all adopted worksite nutrition policies. Use these as templates for developing your organization’s nutrition policy:

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Q2 Story Program encourages employers to create a healthier work environment

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