Workplace Wellness 2019-10-07T16:39:56+00:00

Workplace Wellness

The purpose of our Workplace Wellness Program is to develop staff worksite healthy eating and physical activity programs in order to improve behavior and health outcomes. Our Workplace Wellness program focuses on 4 key areas: Health Education, Physical Activity, Healthful Eating, and Site Environment.

Our Workplace Wellness programming includes: staff walking club, education campaigns, workplace table messaging, fruit & veggie challenges, “Toss it Together” lunch parties, monthly goal challenges, and monthly incentive giveaways.

Challenge Incentives

Individual Incentives

  • Water bottles
  • Oven mitts
  • Cutting boards
  • Veggie peelers
  • Power clips
  • Conversation cards

Center Incentives

  • Yoga DVDs
  • Zumba kits
  • Blender
  • Food processor
  • COWP-branded totes
  • Other kitchen supplies

Testimonials

“The water bottles was part of Culture of Wellness and trying to teach the kids to drink more water and we as a staff were pop drinkers and so we tried to drink more water as well. We’re trying to set that example for the kids.”
Teacher, Volunteers of America
” I’ve seen a huge improvement from last year to this year . . . we’re doing the walking clubs and if they’re [teachers] up and moving with the kids and getting them dancing their getting steps. So I think just showing them the positives that are in for them too. I’ve seen a lot of improvement.”
Teacher, Mile High Montessori

“How it [the workplace wellness program] got us to kind of focus on action steps and goals and we ended up getting a nutrition board which was something we had talked about but hadn’t implemented and just focusing on where we can improve.”

Teacher, Family Star

Outcomes

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Total staff members participated in “Toss it Together” salad lunches from 2016-2017
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Total staff members participated in the walking clubs from 2016-2017
81%

Of preschool staff are more aware of the importance of healthy eating because of the workplace wellness program

74%

Of preschool staff eat healthier at work because of the workplace wellness program

71%

Of preschool staff eat healthier at home because of the workplace wellness program

81%

Of preschool staff are more aware of the importance of being physically active because of the workplace wellness program

72%

Of preschool staff are more physically active at work because of the workplace wellness program

66%

Of preschool staff are more active at home because of the workplace wellness program

Workplace Wellness