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