Promoting healthy habits at work and home

Full-time employees may consume half or more of their daily calories while at the workplace and spend 25% or more of their waking hours at the office each week. So it isn’t hard to imagine that habits established or reinforced at the office spill over into the family home. Moreover, employers are increasingly concerned about the high cost of poor health.

Healthy Worksites, Healthy Children

Employers can play a vital role in promoting healthy habits for their employees, yet many small to midsize employers lack the resources or expertise to implement worksite wellness programs. To address this need, Jump IN has created a series of guides to help employers learn more about best practices in workplace wellness. The guides come complete with policies and activities that can be implemented today in the workplace. 

Jump IN has also created Healthy Worksites, Healthy Children, a coaching pilot that connects smaller businesses with experts in employee wellness. For the initial pilot of Healthy Worksites, Healthy Children, Jump IN has matched coaches with three small to mid-sized employers in central Indiana. Look for pilot results by the end of 2017. 

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