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energize your meetings!. Amy Ellings, Nutrition Consultant Nutrition and Physical Activity Program 236-3754. Hmmm…. Environmental change— Make it easy to be healthy. Which street makes it easier to be active?. Which meeting makes it easier to eat healthy?.

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Energize your meetings

energize your meetings!

Amy Ellings, Nutrition Consultant

Nutrition and Physical Activity Program

236-3754



Environmental change make it easy to be healthy
Environmental change—Make it easy to be healthy

  • Which street makes it easier to be active?


Environmental change make it easy to be healthy1

Which meeting makes it easier to eat healthy?

Environmental change—Make it easy to be healthy


Policy change get it in writing
Policy change—Get it in writing

  • Make the change sustainable

  • “Encourages” people to take action

  • Influence more people



Why nutrition

Eat at work 10-20 times a week

Increase productivity

Why nutrition?

8AM

8:30AM

9AM


Worksite nutrition environment
Worksite nutrition environment

  • Have a farmers market or farm stand near work or an on-site garden

  • Encourage healthy foods at potlucks

  • Use competitive pricing to make healthier choices more economical

  • Offer healthy foods in cafeterias vending machines, common areas

Adopt a policy for healthy meeting guidelines


Created by nutrition professionals

Informed by scientific advice national organizations

Designed using feedback from administrative staff


Why eym why now
Why EYM? Why now?

  • Current environment not healthy at all meetings

  • Governor’s initiative to make Washington the healthiest state

  • Washington Wellness risk reduction priority areas – focus on nutrition environment

  • Washington State Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan

  • Wanted to make it sustainable change through policy adoption


Small group activities

Rate your lunch

Rate your most recent meeting

Small group activities



Selling the program
Selling the program

  • Administrative staff

  • Management

    • Do your homework

    • No surprises

    • The right team



The right team1
The right team

  • Wellness coordinator constructed team, set meetings, prepped management, coordinated messages

  • NPA program developed and presented on material

  • Health and Productivity team adopted EYM into their strategic plan

  • Procurement office supported effort, researched cost, developed evaluation tool

  • DOH policy committee discussed and approved policy changes


The process
The process

  • Making EYM a reality at DOH

    • Procurement

    • Policy

  • What are some lessons learned?


Small group activity
Small group activity

  • What would be the major challenge to implementing Energize Your Meetings?

  • How could you and your team overcome that challenge?

  • Report out


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