Presentation on theme: "Pledge the practice… & Pass the policy Let’s Create a Healthy Workplace! For more information, go to www.banpac.orgwww.banpac.org Adapted from Healthy."— Presentation transcript:
Pledge the practice… & Pass the policy Let’s Create a Healthy Workplace! For more information, go to Adapted from Healthy and Active Before 5 in Contra Costa campaign materials For CalFresh information, call Funded, in part, by USDA SNAP, an equal opportunity provider and employer. Visit for healthy tips. California Department of Public Health
The ReThink Your Drink Initiative & Soda Free Summer Campaign reached over 250,000 Bay Area residents
ReThink Your Drink / Soda Free Summer Participant Testimonial I challenged my entire office (24 people, 9 men and 15 women) to a soda free month. They accepted and so we declared a "Soda Free October." The results were amazing!
ReThink Your Drink/Soda Free Summer Participant Testimonial I recently became the head of the Worksite Wellness Program, and have advocated to remove sodas from the vending machines and to have alternative beverages at all staff meetings and events. The vending machines are finally soda free, and the CEO and department directors have agreed to offer water and other non-caloric beverages at meetings and parties…
Promoting Community Education Influencing Policy and Legislation Changing Organizational Practices Fostering Coalitions & Networks Educating Providers Strengthening Individual Knowledge & Skills Changing Organizational Practices: An important part of the Spectrum of Prevention— How we stay healthy! Prevention Institute
Environmental and norm changes are needed to impact health behaviors and health outcomes. (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Norm change starts with US
WHY make the change?
Obesity Rates are Soaring <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29% ≥30% Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010
Equivalent of 43% of new calories Sweetened Beverages are the single largest contributor to the Obesity Epidemic More Calories are Being Consumed
24% of California adults drink one or more non-diet sodas a day, and those adults are 27% more likely to be overweight. ia-survey-pinpoints-soda.html#ixzz1BaJwfOc5
Strong evidence that sugar-sweetened soft drinks contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes
To meet the recommended 10,000 steps a day, sedentary workers would have to send most of their evenings in motion. Without access to fruits and vegetables on the job, a working adult would have to eat 1 to 2 cups of fruits or vegetables every waking hour after work in order to meet the recommended 3½ to 6½ cups daily. At Work and HomeAt Home Network for a Healthy California Worksite Program
Norm change starts with US
Kai Ming Head Start-SF Water & milk only with meals/ snacks; chocolate milk and 100% fruit juice are now party drinks SF Recreation & Parks “No soda” policy at all summer day camp programs We Can Join These & Other Bay Area Organizations… Changing Their Food & Beverage Practices Kaiser Permanente San Jose Pediatrics No sugary beverages at department meetings Rebekah Children’s Services Removed all sodas from vending machines for staff and residents
BANPAC Leadership Council passed a stringent healthy food & beverage policy in January FIRST 5 Santa Clara will implement a healthy food & beverage policy for grantees in July 2011 Contra Costa and San Francisco passed healthy vending policies in late 2010 Weigh of Life in Richmond now has a healthy food and beverage policy that covers prizes and fundraising as well as meals and snacks served And Changing Their Food & Beverage Policies
The Health Trust has a wellness policy including healthy food & beverage standards The YMCA Silicon Valley uses Fit for Learning healthy food and beverage standards with its youth programs Alameda County has a wellness policy, including healthy vending policies Santa Clara County has healthy beverage standards More New Food & Beverage Policies
→ Assess Our Practices → Is the healthy choice, the easy choice in our organization? → Improve our wellness practices → Have a soda free challenge → Create a healthy potluck sign up → Adopt a policy for healthy meetings, vending, events, sales and procurement How Do We Begin?
→ Healthier workers → Demonstration of our commitment to employee and community health → Pride in being a community leader Benefits to Our Organization
Resources Available from BANPAC Assessment tools to help us be aware of our food and beverage environment Sample Policies we can use or adapt Technical Assistance with writing policies or planning strategy Recognition for our policy success
PLEDGE the Practice. PASS the Policy! PLEDGE the Practice. PASS the Policy!