4 STAR Food is a free, online toolkit for employers and employees that equips a workplace to improve its food environment, even without any nutritional know-how. It was created by the Chair in support of A Call to Action to Buy and Sell Healthy Foods and Beverages.
The 4 STAR Impact
The 4 STAR Food Environment Program
The 4 STAR Food Environment Program is premised on the following key components to generate employee buy-in , engagement and 4 STAR success.
✯ Staff-Led policies are the first criteria for success. Forming a small committee to plan, lead and implement your 4 STAR food environment will generate commitment and buy-in.
✯ Targeted, realistic improvements over time to ensure that healthier food is in your workplace for good.
✯ Accessibility of healthy foods and beverages options is improved, including fresh fruits and vegetables and reducing reliance on processed foods.
✯ Reinforcement through promotional activities, communications and training to help the people in your workplace support and embrace the changes and take advantage of your 4 STAR Food environment.
How can we get started?