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Worksite Nutrition and Physical Activity

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This page provides resources on how to support and promote employee wellness at the worksite. Fostering a healthy workplace can benefit an organization by improving employee morale, increasing productivity and by reducing absenteeism and healthcare costs. he resources available on this page pertain primarily to nutrition, physical activity and breastfeeding.

California Department of Public Health Workplace Breastfeeding Support Information for employers and employees on the importance of and how to create and sustain a supportive work environment for breastfeeding.

The California Fit Business Tips These are distributed monthly to partners, businesses, and the general public on behalf of the Network for a Healthy California -- Worksite Program. The Fit Business Tips were developed to educate working Californian’s on the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity.  Each month, the Fit Business Tips provide practical suggestions for incorporating fruits and vegetables and physical activity into the workday.

California Food Guide The latest California Food Guide (CFG), letter from the California Food Guide Editorial Chair and Press Release documents are available.

National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity  Healthy Meeting Toolkit (PDF, 5.5MB) Opens a new browser window.
provides guidance for organizations that hold meetings and conferences. The toolkit addresses four topic areas: nutrition, physical activity, tobacco-free, and sustainability.

Network for a Healthy California--Worksite Program The Network for a Healthy California -- Worksite Program is a public health initiative led by the California Department of Public Health and administered by the Public Health Institute. The Worksite Program has developed the California Fit Business Kit to help employers develop and implement a culture and environment at their workplaces that support healthy eating and physical activity among workers. The Worksite Program works with employers throughout California to: 1) Improve access to healthy foods and physical activity at workplaces; 2) Foster supportive work environments that encourage healthy lifestyle choices; and 3)Establish public policies that bolster health promotion efforts at worksites.

SuperTracker Worksite Wellness The Worksite Wellness Toolkit focuses on helping employees implement Super Tracker, the USDA's personalized nutrition and physical activity planning and tracking tool, into their lives. the toolkit features an 8-week promotion to encourage employees to take control of their health and get familiar with Super Tracker.

WIC: Healthy Habits for Life California Campaign California Women, Infants and Children Program is participating in a national nutrition education campaign using the Sesame Workshop Healthy Habits for Life initiative for the implementation of new WIC foods. Components of the California Campaign will include staff training, participant education, partnership with healthcare providers and other partners and a retail/vendor component. Topics to be addressed in the campaign include:

  • “Eat the rainbow” of fruits and vegetables
  • “Anytime and Sometime” foods
  • Increase whole grains
  • Choose low fat or nonfat milk
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables
  • Decrease sweetened beverages and juice
  • Decrease high fat foods
  • Breastfeeding and infant feeding
  • How to shop for healthy choices with the new WIC checks

If you want to recommend other web pages that promote optimum nutrition and physical activity in the workplace, please send the suggested web-links to mchinet@cdph.ca.gov.

Last modified on: 9/20/2016 8:58 AM