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Nutrition

This page won’t tell you what to eat. Instead, you’ll find resources to create a worksite that supports good nutrition.

Promote healthy eating [PDF]
This guide provides employers with ways to support healthy eating in the workplace. 

Food for employees

When it comes to nutrition, we're all on a "see food, eat food" diet. A lot of the food people see at work is decided by their employer. To change what you eat, change what's in front of you: Make healthful choices about the food bought with company dollars and the contracts for allowing sales of food to your employees-like cafeterias and vending machines.   

Healthy meetings

Find resources for healthy meetings including guidelines, one-page info sheets, reports, and a full toolkit on how to host healthy meetings. (Center for Science in the Public Interest) 

Food for sale

Exceed: The Tool for Using Healthy Food Service Guidelines includes information on the case for healthy food service guidelines; the history; current laws and policies to consider; and local, state, and federal examples of the guidelines in action. (Changelab Solutions)

If you have on-site vending machines, cafeterias, or sell food on-site to employees or customers, this comprehensive resource has everything you need.  (Center for Science in the Public Interest)    

What is good nutrition?

In this 15-minute video, Dr. Mike Evans tackles the question What's the best diet?

The American Heart Association gives good information on how to eat smart, add color, move more, and be well.

MyPlate gives nutrition information along with hints and tips on how to make it happen.      

Start the conversation

How does place influence health? Join the conversation at Place Matters Oregon.   

The video series, The Weight of the Nation, is an opportunity to watch, learn, and take action to prevent obesity. Includes a bonus short: How wellness programs can help the workforce.