In partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health, the American Heart Association, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Illinois Public Health Institute has created a toolkit for creating healthier environments at worksites.
This toolkit is the first of two volumes, with this volume addressing the food and beverage environment, laying out a series of steps an employer can follow to improve the food and beverages in vending machines, meetings, celebrations, and fundraisers, including helpful tips, best practices, and case studies for a variety of different types of worksites. Additional components of worksite wellness, including physical activity, will be addressed in volume two. While parts of this toolkit can be used by employers directly, the primary audience is convening organizations, so the guide includes tips for organizations convening and assisting institutions to make these food and beverage changes with special sections for government agencies, private businesses, hospitals and health clinics, schools, and early childhood care sites.
Funding for this toolkit was made possible by a Chronic Disease and School Health (CDASH) grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The primary purpose of the CDASH funding is to support implementation of cross-cutting approaches to promote health and prevent and control chronic diseases and their risk factors.
To access a link to the toolkit, please complete the following registration form. For any questions, email Kasey Holloway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Grantees
To access a recording of the webinar IPHI hosted on February 16, 2016 on the new P.E. standards in Illinois, click here.