CG establishes Work-Site Wellness Policy!

image1Cultivating health is important not just for the kids and families we serve, but it’s vital for our staff as well. Thanks to support from Kaiser Permanente, CommunityGrows had the wonderful opportunity to work with Tuline Baykal from Bay Area Nutrition and Physical Activity Collaborative (BANPAC) to create our first official Community Grows Work-Site Wellness Policy!
Provide access to free, safe drinking water
-pure and simple
Implement beverage standards for staff 
-no added sweeteners
-no artificial flavors
-low-fat and low-calorie
Encourage employees to integrate physical activity
-walking challenge
-walking meetings
-physical activity breaks
Support healthy food choices
-local and seasonal
-emphasize fruits, veggies and whole grains
-provide vegetarian options
-proteins including lean meat, fish, beans, tofu, eggs, nuts, and seeds
-no trans-fat, low saturated fat, low sodium and sugar
-use healthy fats for cooking
-substitute fresh fruit or yogurt for dessert
-portion control
-provide recipes and recommendations on wellness bulletin board
Check out our full Work-Site Wellness Policy!