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Worksite wellness policies can have long-term impacts on the health of employees and the community. These initiatives can reduce health care costs, increase productivity, reduce absenteeism and improve employee morale. Well-crafted worksite wellness policies can provide essential direction and leadership in creating a culture of wellness and long-term health.

The Center focuses on improving health in the workplace through healthy food procurement and commercial tobacco cessation policies. The Center has extensive experience working in partnership with labor unions to heighten awareness among workers, labor leaders and management on issues of commercial tobacco and health.


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Webinar: Worksites, Breastfeeding, and Your Responsibilities Under the Law (2016)

Federal and state laws require employers to provide nursing moms time and a private space to express breast milk while at work. This webinar addresses how the laws apply to Minnesota businesses, including the accommodations employers must make for nursing moms to ensure compliance. Additionally, learn how local businesses are supporting nursing moms and making the laws work at their worksites.

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Food and Beverage Environment and Procurement Policies for Healthier Work Environments (2014)

An article in Nutrition Reviews, co-written by Center staff attorney Mary Marrow, provides a comprehensive look at using procurement policies to improve the food and beverage environment in workplace settings. This article supports efforts to develop and implement effective food and beverage procurement policies that promote access to healthy food in workplaces.


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