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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2009

A recommendation to improve employee weight status through worksite health promotion programs targeting nutrition, physical activity, or both. (Community Guide Recommendation)

Description of Resource: 
Worksite programs intended to improve diet and/or physical activity behaviors are recommended to improve employee weight status. This is based on strong evidence of their effectiveness for reducing weight among employees. Worksite nutrition and physical activity programs are designed to improve health-related behaviors and health outcomes.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Physical Activity
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force. A recommendation to improve employee weight status through worksite health promotion programs targeting nutrition, physical activity, or both. Am J Prev Med [Internet]. 2009 Oct [cited 2013 Mar 21];37(4):358-9. Available from http://www.thecommunityguide.org/obesity/RecommendationImproveEmployeeWeightStatusWorksiteHealthPromotionProgramsTargetingNutritionPhysicalActivityorBoth.pdf