LifeStart Wellness Network Designated Health Champion by the American Diabetes Association

Posted 01/24/2018 at 05:52pm by LifeStart

LifeStart Wellness Network has achieved the Health Champion Designation from the American Diabetes Association. This designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage organizational well-being and is part of the Association’s Wellness Lives HereTM initiative.

LifeStart Wellness Network is honored that our commitment and dedication to making the health and wellness of our employees and our members a priority has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

To qualify for the Health Champion Designation, a company or organization must meet the healthy living criteria in three areas:

1.  Nutrition and Weight Management: Five of the 11 criteria options such as offering healthy food choices, promoting nutritional information and providing healthy vending options.

2.  Physical Activity: Four of the ten criteria options, such as participating in the physical activity events of the American Diabetes Association, facilitating walking or biking to work, encouraging taking the stairs, and others.

3.  Organizational Well-Being: Having an organizational smoke-free policy and three more of the 11 criteria options, such as having a designated wellness program coordinator, committee or representative for staff/members, and integrating health information into internal communications, among others.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Since 1940, our mission has been to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, about Wellness Lives Here and the Health Champion Designation, please visit diabetes.org/wellnessliveshere.

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