Obesity and Weight Management in Employee Populations
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Join us to learn more about the source of the problem when it comes to obesity and different approaches that employers are taking to effectively improve the health and weight of their employee populations.

11/14/2016
When: Monday, November 14th
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Sheraton
100 Cabot Street
Needham, Massachusetts  02494
United States
Contact: Kelly


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Life expectancy gains from the last two decades are now threatened by the adverse effects of overweight and obesity. It is now clear that the risks associated with increased body weight are tangible and significant.  Wellness programs can support and help individuals lower their body weight.  Join us to learn more about the source of the problem and different approaches that employers are taking to effectively improve the health and weight of their employee populations.

Program Agenda

8:30 a.m.         Check in and breakfast

8:50 a.m.         Welcome and introductions

9:00 a.m.         Proactively Managing Obesity in Your Organization

                        Learn about the prevalence and burden of obesity in America and your workforce and how it impacts your business. Learn what other employers are                           doing or not doing to manage obesity. We share examples of organizations where comprehensive weight management programs were established                             and effective.

                        Speaker:  TBD, Novo Nordisk

9:30 a.m.         How to Build Engagement in Wellness and Healthy Eating

                        Learn how to drive broader employee engagement and interest in healthier eating.  Learn the five "must-dos" to get your employees to move off the                             sidelines, shift how they eat, and experience real results.

                        Speaker: Sue Levy, Savory Living

10:00 a.m.       Food as Cause and Cure in Chronic Conditions like Obesity, Diabetes & Hypertension

                        Learn practical strategies that employers can implement at their workplaces to trigger and sustain employee behavior change. Specific examples of                             how to communicate, how to educate and how to track healthy food behavior change. The session will share the impact healthy food can have on                               biometric outcomes for employee population.

                        Speaker: Niraj Jetly, Nutrisavings

10:30 a.m.       Panel discussion with Q&A                                                                                           
                        Moderated by Kelly Polinski

11:00 a.m.       Adjourn

 

Attendees will learn

1.      The impact of obesity on the health and productivity of the workforce.

2.      How to effectively structure a workplace program to encourage and effect healthy weight loss.

3.      Incentive and program design for behavior modification.

4.      How to evaluate improvement in your employee base.

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The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) is the preeminent, independent and objective resource for health promotion in the workplace and champions wellness programs to help employers encourage healthy employees, healthy families, and healthy communities across the Commonwealth.