• Replace vending machine candy with granola bars and low-fat treats. • Post fast-food facts in the kitchen area (Burger King Whopper with cheese is less appealing when you see that 48 grams of fat attached to it). • Reward employees for taking confidential health risk assessments. Make sure you offer an incentive to increase employee participation. • Review claims at the end of year and bring in speakers to address relevant issues, such as high blood pressure.
Lunchtime speakers can have great impact on employees. A few of my personal favorites include the following topics for brown-bag sessions: • Stress management and easy meditation techniques • Nutrition advice and cooking tips • Stairwell walking and office stretches – as demonstrated by a senior executive!
Ask employees what they would like to hear about, and let me know what they say.