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Eat Right

eat_right

Overall Objective: Healthy Maine Streets create healthy food and beverage options

Program Goals:

  • Promote healthy food and beverage options for people who work downtown by making changes inside the workplace
  • Work together with other employers to increase access to fruits and vegetables by supporting changes in the community

Things you can do to improve healthy eating:

  • Healthy eating policy at worksites
  • Healthy food policy for vending machines or honor system healthy snacks
  • Replace high sugar beverages with water and juice in break room and meetings
  • Provide refrigerator on-site where employees can store food
  • Post nutrition information or healthy stars on vending machines and menus
  • Include healthy options at meetings and events
  • Bring restaurants together to label and increase offerings of healthy food choices
  • Promote local foods by facilitating workplace purchase of CSA (farm shares) and using them in competitions as a raffle prize
  • Increase access to farmers’ markets and healthy food options in downtowns