Department of Health

Moving Towards Better Employee Health

Recap of the 2011 Employee Health Fair

December 1, 2011 | 2 min reading time
The City of St. Louis held its 2011 Employee Health Fair in the City Hall Rotunda from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8th.  Employees from across the City had the opportunity to visit more than 30 vendors to learn more about their own health status and gather resources to help them improve.  Nutrition Services from the Health Department was there as a part of the effort.

 

Scene from the 2011 City Health Fair

Nutrition Services was very busy throughout the fair sharing information about good nutrition and demonstrating recipes.  The recipes provided for taste-testing were courtesy of community partner Cooking Matters, an agency that empowers families with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to prepare healthy and affordable meals. Those recipes included a Fruit Yogurt Dip and a Southwestern Black-eyed Pea and Corn Salad. The Southwestern Black-eyed Pea salad was given rave reviews by most taste testers. Participating employees also got the chance to win some great prizes after correctly answering nutrition questions.

Physical fitness is also a key component of good health.  This health fair also allowed Nutrition Services to engage employees in Let's Move STL, the City's effort to incorporate First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative.  Nutrition Services provided information on physical activity and Let's Move STL incentive items, too.

About 125 people visited the Nutrition Services table. This provided an excellent opportunity to spread accurate information about nutrition and physical activity.  Hopefully, employees will begin to make the positive changes in those areas that will prolong and improve their lives.  Thank you to all who participated; we look forward to seeing you again next year! 

 

Health Department
City of St. Louis
  • Department:
    Department of Health
  • Topic:
    Employees
    Health

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