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Nutrition & Healthy Weight

Sustain a culture that values, enables, and supports healthy food choices. Provide access to healthy nutrition.

An organization must demonstrate that its culture promotes and encourages healthy food choices. The application provides many suggested ways to meet this requirement, not all required. However, you’ll be required to check off a sufficient number of boxes to demonstrate you are offering programming to help employees make healthy food choices. When evaluating your application, the Accreditation Review Board (ARB) will take into consideration your organizations size, number of locations and industry.

Sustain a culture that values, enables, and supports healthy weight management. Provide access to healthy weight management programming and/or services.

An organization must demonstrate that its company culture promotes and encourages healthy weight management. The application provides many suggested ways to meet this requirement, not all required. However, you’ll be required to check off a sufficient number of boxes to demonstrate you are offering programming to help employees maintain a healthy weight. When evaluating your application, the Accreditation Review Board (ARB) will take into consideration your organizations size, number of locations and industry.

Best Practices

RWJBarnabas BHealthy Approved
RWJBarnabas Health

Healthy Options at Employee Cafeterias 

Two RWJBarnabas Health sites have gone “Fryless” and have also instituted pricing structures to offer healthy food and beverages at lower prices than unhealthy options.  Vending offerings have also changed to provide 100% healthy options in these two sites. Other RWJBarnabas sites currently offer  70% healthy vending options and are following suit to rollout 100% health options. Healthy options are identified with a“BHealthy Approved” seal of approval!

Research & Evidence

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Brochures/Reference

Smart Food Choices

The purpose of this document is to help you implement food service guidelines in your government work site or other public facilitya to increase the availability of healthier choices at food service venues, including cafeterias, concession stands, snack bars, and vending machines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends using the Health and Sustainability Guidelines for Federal Concessions and Vending Operations from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the General Services Administration (GSA), but the action steps in this document are applicable to any food service guideline. The HHS/GSA guidelines include specific food and nutrition standards that are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 and sustainability standards for food and food service operations.