Offer on Site weight managementmaintenance programs
Ongoing programs, such as weight management classes, provide the support and motivation employees need to facilitate lasting behavior change.
Conduct an employee survey to determine interest in such a program and best day of the week and time of day to host it.
Determine which program you want to offer. Research your options and take into consideration program reputation, class content, instructor credentials, cost, etc.
Offer an on-site program before work, over the lunch hour, or after work.
Consider subsidizing the program so that the employer and employee each pay half of the class registration.
In smaller communities where programs might not be available, invite a registered dietitian or exercise physiologist to speak about nutrition and physical activity.
American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org
American Heart Association: www.americanheart.org
Slim for Life, Cooking for Life, Active for Life programs: 303.369.5433
Choose to Move Program: www.choosetomove.org
Pennsylvania Dietetic Association: www.eatrightpa.org
Think Light! : www.thinklight.com