Healthy Meetings


Studies show a strong relationship between the physical and social environments of the workplace and the health behaviors of employees.

Nearly half of our waking hours are spent at work, and many of those hours are spent in meetings and conferences. By adopting healthy meeting guidelines, your organization can help to create an environment that supports employees’ and members’ efforts to eat well and be physically active. Below is the Healthy Meeting Toolkit, developed by members of the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA). It includes guidance on key components of a healthy meeting and resources to help make hosting healthy meetings easier.

Healthy Meeting Resources

Healthy Meeting Pledge

The undersigned organizations, institutions, and companies have pledged to adopt healthy meeting practices. They recognize that having healthy meetings, conferences, and events helps to create an environment that supports employees and members in their efforts to eat well and be physically active. We have taken the Healthy Meeting Pledge, has your organization?

  • Alii Healthcare
  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  • American Bone Health
  • American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Public Health Association 
  • Annie Appleseed Project
  • Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Arkansas Chronic Disease Coordinating Council
  • Arkansas Department of Health
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • Association of State Public Health Nutritionists
  • Broomfield Public Health and Environment Division
  • California Center for Public Health Advocacy
  • Center for Science in the Public Interest
  • City and County of Denver Department of Environmental Health
  • The Colorado Health Foundation
  • Cornell University Cooperative Extension New York 4-H
  • Denver Public Health
  • Derby Community Foundation
  • Directors of Health Promotion and Education
  • Greater Richmond Fit4Kids
  • Hazon
  • Healthy Baton Rouge
  • HealthyPlanet
  • International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association
  • Kansas Association of Community Foundations
  • Kansas Health Foundation
  • LiveWell Colorado
  • Lodi Health
  • Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals/ Health Promotion Team
  • Louisiana Public Health Institute
  • Marilyn Magaram Center at California State University Northridge
  • Minneapolis Urban League
  • National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
  • National Association of City and County Health Officials
  • National Network of Public Health Institutes
  • New York State Public Health Association
  • Nurture
  • Nutrition First
  • Ohio State University
  • Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK)
  • Prevention Partners
  • Real Food For Kids
  • Savorfull
  • South Carolina Hospital Association
  • Tri-County Health Department
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Upstream Public Health
  • US Breast Feeding coalition
  • Vermont Department of Health
  • Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
  • Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!)

*If you are interested in taking the pledge or for more information, email or call 202-777-8352.