Target Behavior: Breastfeeding, Healthy Eating, Physical Activity
Intervention Type: PSE Change
Intervention Reach and Adoption
Target Audience: Pregnant/Breastfeeding Women, Adults
- Check for Health
- Wellness Committee
- Healthy Meetings
- Healthy Dining Menu Guidelines
- Go for H2O
- Farm Fresh Produce Delivery
- Healthy Vending Machines
- Starting a Farmers’ Market
- Creating a Breastfeeding-Friendly Worksite
- Physical Activity Integration
- Physical Activity Clubs
- Improving Worksite Stairwells
- Take Action!
- Other Resources
- An extensive review of the worksite literature and existing programs;
- Interviews and focus groups with business leaders; and
- Focus groups with low- and middle-income working adults.
Based upon the research, the three most promising strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity at work are:
- Improve access to healthy foods and physical activity at workplaces;
- Foster supportive work environments that encourage healthy lifestyle choices; and
- Establish public policies that bolster health promotion efforts at worksites.
The Worksite Program is pursuing these strategies by publicizing the results of the formative research to employers, public health professionals, the media, and policymakers throughout California. Included in the formative research report are specific recommendations on how best to shape worksite environments so that fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity are a natural part of the workday.
|Readiness and Capacity – Short Term (ST)||Changes – Medium Term (MT)||Effectiveness and Maintenance – Long Term (LT)||Population Results (R)|
|Individual||ST1, ST3||MT1, MT3||LT1, LT3|
|Environmental Settings||ST5, ST6, ST7||MT5, MT6||LT5, LT6, LT7, LT9|
|Sectors of Influence|
California Department of Public Health
Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch
Phone (916) 449-5400