OMAHA, Neb., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Omaha Steaks has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.
Employers recognized at the Platinum-Level must meet the following criteria:
- Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace.
- Increase healthy eating options at the worksite.
- Promote a wellness culture in the workplace.
- Implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.
- Demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.
"We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite," said Jim Bohan, Vice President of Human Resources. "Employee Wellness is important to us at Omaha Steaks and we are committed to providing the best workplace environment possible. This will benefit our employees' health and produce even more positive results for our worksite overall."
Over the past year Omaha Steaks has added additional employee programs including the Get Moving! Campaign, Omaha Steaks Olympics, Mobile Mammography and company team participation in local events.
"We believe a healthy employee is a happy employee," said Amy Lorenzen, Wellness Coordinator at Omaha Steaks. "We've worked really hard over the years to encourage employees to engage in a healthy lifestyle through our wellness programs and challenges. We feel that our employee success stories and winning this award are a tremendous accomplishment, because it tells us we are moving in the right direction."
The Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping worksites make their employees' health and wellness a priority.
"Heart Disease remains our No. 1 Killer, and inactivity, like sitting at a desk all day, almost doubles the chance of developing heart disease," said, Jennifer Redmond, Omaha Metro Executive Director for the American Heart Association. "We're so proud that Omaha Steaks has taken the initiative to provide its employees with a healthy and active working environment! The American Heart Association is honored to recognize Omaha Steaks as a Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite!"
About Omaha Steaks
Omaha Steaks, founded in 1917, is an Omaha, Nebraska-based, fifth-generation, family-owned company that markets and distributes a wide variety of the finest quality USDA-approved, grain fed beef and other gourmet foods including seafood, pork, poultry, side dishes, appetizers, complete meals and desserts. Today, Omaha Steaks is recognized as the nation's largest direct response marketer of premium beef and gourmet foods, available to customers by calling 1-800-960-8400, online at www.OmahaSteaks.com or at retail stores nationwide.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America's No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of our offices around the country, or visit heart.org.
SOURCE Omaha Steaks