American Heart Association

Healthy Food, Healthy Oregon

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Access to healthy food is important for a healthy lifestyle. Research shows eating more fruits and vegetables has a positive impact on health, and conversely, an unhealthy diet can contribute to a host of issues, including increased risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and more. Because we spend so much time at the office, healthy options in the workplace are part of the solution.

Our local Board of Directors is seeking 100 local employers to “Take the Pledge” to offer healthy food choices in their workplaces. It’s simple, just make minor adjustments such as including healthier options in vending machines, reduce or eliminate sugar-sweetened beverages, reduce candy and other high-sugar foods, etc.

Every action taken shows a commitment toward a culture of employee health. Will you take the pledge?

Commit to a culture of employee health.

Will you take the pledge?

Resources

Employer Pledge to Improve Healthy Food Access in Oregon & SW Washington

 

 

Thank You!

Thank you Biotronik and Education Solutions, LLC, the latest companies who have signed the pledge to increase access to healthy food in the workplace!

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A Culture of Health. Employer challenge to offer healthy food choices. Join the American Heart Association: Access to healthy food is important for a healthy lifestyle. Research shows eating more fruits and vegetables has a positive impact on health, and conversely, an unhealthy diet can contribute to a host of issues, including increased risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and more. We spend most of our time at work; healthy options in the workplace are part of the solution.

See us in The Oregonian

We spend most of our time at work; healthy options in the workplace are part of the solution. That's why we're excited The Oregonian is helping us spread the word about our employer pledge!

A Healthy Future For All

Policy change at the state and local level is a priority for the American Heart Association. For the coming year we will be advocating for increased access to fruits and vegetables for our most vulnerable communities through SNAP and WIC expansion and removing sugary drinks from kids meals.

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