The purpose of the Worksite initiative is to empower low-income workers to consume the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables and enjoy physical activity every day. The fruit and vegetable and physical activity objectives are designed to reduce the risks of chronic diseases, especially cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.
The Worksite initiative is based upon extensive research with California employers and predominantly low-wage workers. In response to the needs of California’s workforce as indicated by our Formative Research, 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 initiative works with employers throughout California to:
Improve access to healthy foods and physical activity at workplaces;
Foster supportive work environments that encourage healthy lifestyle choices; and
Establish public policies that bolster health promotion efforts at worksites.
For more information regarding Worksite, please contact Peter.Munoz@cdph.ca.gov or 916.449.5291.