We offer assistance and support to small businesses of less than 100 employees to develop and expand worksite wellness programs and policies. Worksites that remove barriers to healthy food choices, physical activity and access to preventive services help reduce chronic disease risk factors, support emotional and mental health and boost employee productivity. In return, investing in worksite wellness programs can help curb healthcare costs and have other financial benefits for employers.
Worksite wellness policies can include:
- offering healthy foods at meetings
- allowing flex time for physical activity
- creating breastfeeding friendly spaces
- creating smoke-free zones
We are committed to partnering with workplaces to help develop or expand worksite wellness programs and policies. We can also connect worksites with resources, partners and grant opportunities.
Rutland County Highlights
- We provided the Mettowee Valley Health Center with sample language for their Healthy Foods for Meetings policy. We also connected them to the Rutland Area Physical Activity Coalition (RAPAC) to design and build an on-site walking path.
- The Supporting Nursing Moms at Work grant is helping the Rutland Town School refurbish their current breastfeeding space to offer more privacy for nursing moms.
For Worksite Wellness questions and information:
For information about our Breastfeeding Friendly Employer Project: