An employer-sponsored, interactive online program, Everybody Eats encourages participants to log on to a web-based platform and record the number of fruit and vegetable servings they consume each day. The challenge is highly educational – each week, participants are given educational content and weekly goals based on a different aspect of nutrition. Participants can also share recipes, tips and encouragement with colleagues through an online chat feature.
“We believe that the key to encouraging proper nutrition is education. With so many food choices out there, it’s tough to know exactly how or why to eat right,” said ARM Director Dave Miller. “That’s why Everybody Eats’ weekly topics cover everything from how antioxidants and phytonutrients work to the healthiest cooking methods to sneaking veggies into kids’ meals. The goal is for participants to gain the knowledge and motivation that will foster healthy eating habits for life.”
ARM developed Everybody Eats in response to client interest and feedback. Providence Health & Services, a long-time ARM client, was the first to implement the challenge on June 16, 2014. Clackamas County began the challenge on July 14th.
“Our walking and fitness challenges have been a huge success, and Everybody Eats now gives our clients a chance to round out their health promotion campaign with a strong nutritional initiative,”
Headquartered in Portland, OR, Absolute Recreation Management (ARM) manages discount and wellness services for employers, health plans, associations and large organizations. The company has been helping clients and their members lead healthy, balanced and fulfilling lifestyles since 1996. ARM currently supports over 4,000 clients and 1 million program members across the Western United States. The company’s existing clients include Providence Health Plan, Providence Health & Services, PeaceHealth, Premera, LifeWise, The CHP Group, Southcentral Foundation, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, US Family Health Plan, Anchorage Bar Association, Miller Paint and Xenium. Visit www.getLifeBalancetoday.com for more information.