The American Heart Association (AHA) recently presented The University of Findlay with its gold level Fit-Friendly Worksite Award. Janice Macmann, RN, OilerWell coordinator, submitted the application for the award earlier this academic year.
To achieve the gold-level award, worksites must fulfill certain wellness criteria such as physical activity support for employees, increasing healthy eating options and promoting a wellness culture.
In addition, UF listed its walking program, fitness classes and cardio equipment as criteria for the physical activity options. Macmann also submitted information on Wellness Challenge activities, such as most miles walked, and Lunch & Learns, where employees can gain valuable information during special lunch-hour presentations.
UF will receive recognition on AHA’s Fit-Friendly program website and the right to use the program’s annual recognition seal for internal communication to employees and external communication related specifically to employment recruitment.
Since the Fit-Friendly program began in 2007, more than 2,700 worksites representing more than 5.6 million employees have participated.