Healthy Eating in the Workplace
The Canadian Community Health Survey found that almost 60% of Hamilton adults were overweight or obese in 2007 and 2008. Overweight and obesity can significantly affect the health and well-being of employees.
People spend a significant amount of their time at work and have at least one meal and some snacks during that time, so encouraging healthy eating in the workplace helps employees avoid chronic disease, disability and the associated costs which impact the employee, the employer and the community.
Encourage Healthy Eating
Many of the workplace factors that influence food choices are outside of employees’ control.
Strategy and policy options your workplaces can implement to encourage healthy eating:
Adapted and reproduced from the Region of Waterloo Public Health and Durham Region Health Department.