5047.0 Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in the Workplace

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 8:30 AM
Adapting worksite wellness and nutrition interventions to heterogeneous workplaces can be a challenge. This session presents a variety of workplace nutrition interventions including menu board labeling and cafeteria menu and vending product modifications that were implemented with unique workplace audiences including school staff, food service staff, and a metal fabrication business. Challenges and opportunities to conducting work-site interventions will also be discussed.
Session Objectives: 1. List three types of work-site nutrition interventions and their impact on diet and health.
May-Choo Wang, DrPH, RD

8:30 AM
Workplace wellness initiatives and ways to increase participation
Lisa Gable, President, Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
8:48 AM
Effects of worksite wellness on employee health outcomes and employer costs
Nikki Keene Woods, PhD, MPH, Caleb Bowers, MD and Amy Chesser, PhD, MA
9:06 AM
Challenges and opportunities for worksite wellness in elementary schools: "New Year, New You" 12 week wellness challenge
Rebecca Lee, MPH, Terry Marx, MD, MPH, Sarah Timmins DeGregory and Roger T. Hayes, MA
9:42 AM
Conducting nutrition labeling interventions in applied settings: Challenges and opportunities
Lara LaCaille, PhD, LP, Jennifer Feenstra Schultz, PhD, Kim Nichols Dauner, MPH, PhD, Rick LaCaille, PhD, Amy Versnik Nowak, PhD, Ryan Goei, PhD, Rebecca de Souza, PhD and Rachel Krambeer, BA

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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