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Fruit and keyboard


CanDo Well Workplace & Healthy Food Environment Strategies: We are combining these two strategies and networking sessions to better serve the needs and technical assistance requests from our partner worksites and organizations. The creation of an online Worksite Wellness Resource Toolkit is back in progress after a brief pause during 2013. The toolkit is expected to go live by the end of this year. Please contact Bobbie Kay with questions about CanDo’s work within these two strategy areas -


Healthy Food Environments: CSA-to-Work Program

Michael Baute, Co-Owner of Spring Kite Farm, shared strategies on connecting employees to fresh, healthy, locally produced food through community supported agriculture (CSA) partnerships with worksite wellness programs. See his presentation for details and contact information.


Well Workplaces: Stress Reduction Programing

Liz DeJongh, Owner of Well Simplified, shared expert tips to learn about, create and implement stress reduction programming for employees. See her presentation for details and contact information, as well as the additional links below.


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Links:


TED Talk Video: Shawn Achor’s “The Happy Secret to Better Work”


Next Meeting…

The next combined Well Workplace and Healthy Food Environment Networking Session will be on Tuesday, August 12th from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the first floor conference room of the Westbridge Building (1107 South Lemay Avenue, across from Poudre Valley Hospital). A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP by Friday, August 1st to Bobbie Kay - Agenda will be sent in August.


This is a networking session geared towards inspiring, creating and advancing projects that promote well workplaces and healthy food environments for all Fort Collins residents. Please join us!

Over 50% of corporate profits are consumed by health care costs. Yet, up to 70% percent of the burden of illness and the associated costs are preventable! Comprehensive worksite wellness programs have been proven to reduce corporate costs associated with health care, worker’s compensation, and productivity.

Well Workplace Model - Large Business

Step Resources

1. Capture senior level support

Fact sheet
Sample vision statement

2. Create a wellness team

Sample roster
Sample agenda
Sample minutes

3. Collect data to drive health efforts

Sample interest survey & culture audit
Data collection Resources

4. Craft an operating plan

Operating plan template
Sample operating plan 1
Sample operating plan 2
Sample operating plan 3
Sample vision/mission
Budget guide

5. Choose appropriate interventions

Local Resources

Colorado Worksites: Resources and Tools for Implementing Wellness

WELCOA Free Incentive Campaigns

6. Create a supportive environment

Sample healthy eating guidelines

Sample drug/alcohol policies
Sample smoking policies (Fort Collins)
Sample emergency procedures
Colorado Seatbelt policies

7. Consistently evaluate outcomes

Evaluation resources
Evaluation sample 1

Well Workplace Model - Small Business


1. Capture senior level support

Fact sheet
Sample vision statement

2. Designate a company wellness leader

Sample job description

3. Conduct employee interest survey

Sample interest survey & culture audit

4. Provide opportunity for health screening

Health screening and data collection resources

5. Administer an annual physical activity campaign

Physical activity resources

6. Hold a healthy eating lunch & learn

Nutrition and weight management resources

7. Establish an in-house wellness library

Wellness library

8. Disseminate a health newsletter

Newsletter resources

9. Implement healthy policies and procedures

Drug/alcohol policies
Smoking policies
Emergency procedures
Seatbelt policies

10. Support community health efforts

Foot of the Rockies - Running events in
and around Fort Collins
FC Bikes - Cycling events in and
around Fort Collins
Loveland Road Runners – Running events in
and around Loveland
PEDAL Club – Cycling rides and
events in Loveland

Worksite Wellness Resources


Hold the Holidays Weight Management turn-key guide.

Meeting Well Healthy Catering Guide:  Fort Collins  Loveland

Fort Collins Well City Initiative

Well City USA is a national program of the Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA). It is a community-wide initiative that encourages employers to develop worksite wellness programs that meet the standards of excellence as defined by the Well Workplace Model. Only 9 communities in the US have received this designation, and our goal is to make Fort Collins the 10th Well City! To achieve a Well City USA designation, at least 20 percent of the community’s workforce (with a minimum of 20 companies) must be employed by a Well Workplace Award winning company.

Click here to learn more about Fort Collins Well City Initiative and Becoming a Well Workplace

CanDo spotlight!


CanDo has established a formal Healthy Meeting Policy - feel free to use it at your organization!