Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

Interventions on diet and physical activity: What Works

The workplace

The workplace is an ideal venue to offer employees structured and planned activities to improve their health. Since many workplaces provide meals, snacks and/or beverages, these can be optimized by providing healthy options at lowest prices in vending machines or in the available food service facilities.

Additionally, physical activity programmes that are accessible and sustainable can be introduced to provide maximum health benefits for employees. Evidence consistently indicates that including workers in programme planning and implementation brings positive outcomes.