Healthy Meeting Guidelines

Worksites and organizations across the nation are changing the way meetings and events take place. 

Creating a culture of health and wellness at meetings and conferences is an important way to help people eat well and be physically active, foster healthier environments, and cultivate social norms around healthier choices and behaviors.

Join us in improving the health of all those who live, work, or go to school in Rockland County by following the Healthy Meeting Guidelines (National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity Meeting Guidance).

The Healthy Meeting Guidelines are a set of nutrition and physical activity suggestions to follow during regularly scheduled meetings or special events. The Rockland County Department of Health encourages work-sites, as well as community agencies and faith-based organizations, to adopt these guidelines to help improve the overall health of people living, working and attending meetings in Rockland County.

Why Healthy Meeting Guidelines? Making simple changes will go a long way to help your organization!

Ready to pledge that your organization will follow the healthy meeting guidelines by: serving at least two healthy options at our meetings (such as fruit, vegetables, whole grain products, low fat dairy or water); encouraging participants to stretch or do some brief physical activity at some point during the meetings; and telling members and employees about the new healthy meeting guidelines. Great! Just download and fill out the  Healthy Meetings Pledge and fax back to us at (845) 364-3837 or mail to Rockland County Department of Health, 50 Sanatorium Road, Building J, Pomona, NY 10970. Once your agency is registered you will be sent a certificate of participation and your organization will be added to the growing list of sites that offer healthy meetings! 

For more information on how your organization can make healthy changes, call the Rockland County Department of Health at 845-364-2500.