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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

Baylor Scott & White Health

Nutrition Makeover

In 2010 a committee was established to provide guidance and suggestions for the wellness program. The objective was to remove a majority of fried items with a few exceptions, start a grab & go program, add a healthy grill menu, and focus all new promotions towards a healthy lifestyle. The committee started the process by introducing small changes in phases.

  • Phase 1 was introduced in 2010 and consisted of the retail menus having 50% of Every Day Healthy Choices.
  • Phase 2 began in 2012 with...

Research & Evidence

Lankford, Tina; Jason Lang, Brian Bowden, and William Baun
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics

Brochures

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.