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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.

Nutrition & Healthy Weight Best Practices

Baptist Health South Florida

Grow2Heal Garden

The Grow2Heal garden at Homestead Hospital is a creative solution to ongoing challenges with chronic disease management and preventive healthcare.

Hospital leadership dedicated vacant land adjacent to the hospital to develop an organic – and sustainable – garden as a way to offer employees and the community fresh, nutritious foods with a far-reaching impact.

The three-acre garden can potentially grow 30,000 pounds of produce annually, and is served to patients, visitors and hospital employees. It is also used to host departmental...

Research & Evidence

Greta M. Massetti, PhD; William H. Dietz, MD, PhD; Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH
JAMA
Smith Carls,Ginger, PhD, Ron Z. Goetzel, PhD, Rachel Mosher Henke, PhD, Jennifer Bruno, BS, Fikry Isaac, MD, and Janice McHugh, DBA, RN, COHN-S
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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.