Thursday, February 7, 2008
Nutrition Education for Employees Pays Off
A recent 2006 study fom EFNEP http://www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/food/efnep/pdf/2006_impact.pdf showed 91.5 percent of adults reported improving dietary intake when educated about healthy eating. Education about the importance of eating a well balanced diet has become a major tool in preventative health care. Conducting seminars and healthy cooking demonstrations are a great way to help employees learn about this issue. It is estimated that dietary factors are associated with at least four of the top 10 causes of death in the US: coronary heart disease (CHD), cancer, stroke and type 2 diabetes. In addition, unhealthy nutrition is linked to high cholesterol, hypertension, osteoporosis overweight and obesity, all of which are critical issues that will effect your health care costs http://www.healthypeople.gov/. The time is now. Support a health and nutrition campaign at your workplace. Select and plan activities with incentives for participating. Share your ideas and experiences with other companies and executives around the country. Be a leader in preventative health!