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?
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Employer Pledge to Improve Healthy Food Access in Oregon & SW Washington
Thank you Biotronik and Education Solutions, LLC, the latest companies who have signed the pledge to increase access to healthy food in the workplace!
In The News: Access to Healthy Food Effects Us All
- Final farm bill protects SNAP, addresses food insecurity / Newsroom.Heart.org
- Children with Food Insecurity at Risk for High Blood Pressure / Newsroom.Heart.org
- Feeding Families: Agencies continue to battle food insecurity(link opens in new window) / Herald and News
- Is Your Work Making You Fat? (link opens in new window)/ Health Day
- When Food Stamps Pass As Tickets To Better Health(link opens in new window) / Kaiser Health News
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.