Adventist Health is committed to promoting wellness throughout our community. We believe that this starts with a healthy workforce. Last month, about 3,000 Adventist Health employees and spouses throughout Oregon, Washington, California and Hawaii accepted Adventist Health’s first systemwide challenge to boost optimal whole-person health. Participants committed to completing one or more activities associated with the Feb. 23-March 4 challenge: eating no added sugar in their diets for 10 days; watching Fed Up, a documentary that unveils the financial alliances in America bent on feeding our sweet tooth for profit; and reading an in-depth article on the health impact of consuming refined sugar.
A total of 1,351 employees and spouses completed all three activities, and an additional 1,500 completed at least one. 740 participants completed a survey on their impressions of the No Sugar Added Challenge. Of those, 93.5 percent reported being “extremely satisfied” or “satisfied” with the challenge. A hearty congratulations goes to Howard Memorial Hospital, which earned $2000 for their wellness team, a sweet reward for reaching the highest participation rate systemwide- 20.5 percent.
Participants were surveyed and respondents were asked if the challenge would have an impact on their diet going forward. The numbers in the graph show that this challenge will have a lasting impact on those who participated.
Author: LivingWell PDX Blog
Adventist Health is committed to creating a healthier Portland community.