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Healthy Meetings and Events

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
 
Online tools and forms: