The American Heart Association’s Healthy Workplace Food and Beverage Toolkit was created to help organizations improve their food environment and promote a culture of health. It provides practical action steps and suggestions that are easy to understand and apply.
What’s in it for you?In addition to specific guidance and nutrition standards for beverages, snacks and meals, topics addressed in the toolkit include healthy eating, creating a culture of health, how leadership and management can be involved, special events, meetings, vending machines, healthier cooking methods, resources and links, and a glossary of terms.
Who should use the toolkit?Anyone involved with procuring, providing or planning food and beverages in an organization/workplace -- from vending machines to catered special events – can use this resource to learn how to make healthy changes. You can easily modify the guidance offered to fit the specific needs of your organization or office.
While the toolkit was originally designed for workplaces and employers, we recognize its applicability to other settings. A version of the toolkit is being created for other types of organizations and communities, including faith-based organizations, who would like to improve their food environment. In the meantime, use the workplace version and modify as needed.