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Workplace Policy Change for Healthy Eating and Active Living

Well-designed wellness policies and programs can help create a workplace culture that supports healthy eating and active living.

In 2010, Get Healthy Philly partnered with the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Maternity Care Coalition, the City of Philadelphia Procurement Department and the Mayor's Office of Sustainability to help create and strengthen health-promoting policies for worksites.

Our Action Plan
  • Implement and monitor beverage and snack vending standards in City-owned buildings to promote healthier choices and decrease sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks.
  • Help strengthen and sustain workplace-based policies and practices for healthy eating and active living in at least 10 mid- to large-sized employers.
  • Promote breastfeeding through policy change and accommodation in 10 mid- to large-sized employers, including at least one hospital.  

2011-12 Achievements
  • Converted the City’s 220 beverage vending machines to meet healthier standards; also retrofitted or upgraded the machines to make them more energy-efficient.
  • Recruited 10 employers with over 80,000 employees.
  • Helped seven employers to develop and/or implement healthy vending policies based on the City of Philadelphia standards.
  • Signed a Mayoral Executive Order on August 9, 2011, implementing a workplace breastfeeding policy for 25,000 City employees.
  • Creating model policies and programs to support breastfeeding at work, involving 11 employers in the Breastfeeding Friendly Philadelphia campaign.

2011-2012 Annual Report

Worksite & Procurement Resources
Breastfeeding Resources


Find Out More

For more information, visit Food Fit Phillly or call 311.