Meetings and special events are common to many workplaces.
The Northwestern Health Unit has adopted a healthy meeting and events policy and can help you develop one of your own.
These steps can get you started:
Healthy meeting checklist
Provide healthy food and beverage choices:
- Include vegetable and fruit options.
- Ensure water is always available.
- Accommodate dietary needs and cultural preferences.
- Practice safe food handling.
Incorporate activity into meetings longer than 1 hour:
- Encourage participants to stand and move as needed.
- Make physical activity breaks an agenda item.
Consider environmentally friendly options:
- Limit individual packaging
- Use re-usable plates, cups, and utensils
Through the HealthWorks
program, the health unit can offer you practical suggestions and resources for incorporating healthy eating and physical activity into your meetings or events.
Help your workplace make the healthy choice the easy choice.
Learn more:Join HealthWorksPresentations and training opportunities