Navigation Links
DSM Personalized Nutrition Webinar Examines Ways to Build Engagement in Wellness Programs
Date:4/21/2010

Discusses key issues in wellness program efficacy

Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) April 21, 2010 -- Engagement in wellness programs depends not only on motivating employees, but also on how supportive companies are of the program, according to DSM Personalized Nutrition.

In an upcoming webinar, Seven Ways to Build a High-Engagement Wellness Program, scheduled for Thursday, April 22 at 3:00 pm EST, Fiona Gathright, president of Wellness Corporate Solutions, William McGill, Ph.D. and expert in technology and behavior change, and Ginger Hodulik, a Certified Nutrition Specialist and nutrition and wellness program manager at DSM Personalized Nutrition, will discuss key drivers of engagement involving the entire organization and moving employees beyond mere participation to ongoing, active commitment.

"Companies adopting wellness programs can't focus simply on comparing vendor program features," said Gathright, who's spent 25 years in corporate business management, marketing and wellness program strategy and development. "Program success depends, to a large degree, on their organizational commitment to wellness."

Companies must be dedicated to wellness programs in their strategies to recruit employees, manage the launch and the ongoing program, and support behavior change among the workforce during and after the program. Communications programs must address the normal waxing and waning of interest in the wellness initiatives. It is essential to integrate the worksite program into the overall organizational culture.

For instance, healthful snacks in the company cafeteria and vending machines can support weight loss and improved nutrition among participants and all employees. Flexible work schedules that support exercise programs or mini- breaks also demonstrate company commitment. Company leaders must also "walk the walk" in their personal choices. Healthy eating and participating in walking or fitness programs are among the demonstrable ways to model wellness to their workforce.

Other ways to increase engagement include providing thoughtful incentives – not just financial but tied to participation-based goals and tailored to the target audience. Reaching employees where they are – including virtual and non-office workers – is also vital. Extending the program to spouses and dependents leads to improved compliance.

Those interested in additional strategies can register for the webinar at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/190891209.

About DSM Personalized Nutrition
DSM Personalized Nutrition is a U.S. based subsidiary of DSM (Euronext:DSM), a global leader in nutrition. Its GPNS™, Global Personal Nutrition System™, is an employee wellness program marketed to employers that mirrors a car's global positioning system. GPNS is designed specifically to help employees achieve personal health goals by implementing small, yet meaningful dietary adjustments and complementary behavior changes; www.DSMPersonalizedNutrition.com

DSM – the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company
Royal DSM N.V., www.dsm.com, creates solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance. Its end markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrical and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM manages its business with a focus on the triple bottom line of economic prosperity, environmental quality and social equity, which it pursues simultaneously and in parallel. DSM has annual net sales of about 8 billion and employs some 22,700 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

Forward-looking statements
Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release that involve inherent risks and uncertainties are based on current expectations, estimates and projections of the management of DSM and information currently available. DSM has no obligation to update any statements contained in this press release.

This press release was distributed through PR Web by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/04/prweb3909094.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Pediatric personalized medicine takes center stage at first-of-its-kind international conference
2. Personalized medicine for cancer patients in a new technology era
3. TGen Drug Development partners with Horizon Discovery for integrated personalized medicine service
4. Small Nutritional Changes are a Key to Health, Weight Loss, says DSM Personalized Nutrition
5. Personalized Live on-Demand Yoga Avatar Gains Popularity Amongst Users, Across all age Groups
6. DSM Personalized Nutrition Webinar Explores Benefits of Nutrition for Employee Health
7. Johns Hopkins scientists develop personalized blood tests for cancer using whole genome sequencing
8. GUMCs Lombardi Hosts Symposium Exploring Future of Cancer Research and Personalized Medicine
9. New Speakers Announced for the 2010 Personalized Medicine Partnerships Conference
10. Springer publishes new journal in predictive, preventive and personalized medicine
11. Human Touch Unveils HT-Connect™, the First Personalized Wellness Solution Wirelessly Connecting Human Touch Massage Chairs with iPhone and iPod Touch
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The International Association ... standards of excellence for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of ... 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes ... of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple ... Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th ... Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From ... every danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the ... is a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, ... the U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA ... the former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... -- Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ) ... , and named its founder as Diplomat,s chief information ... Tennessee , will operate under Diplomat subsidiary Envoy ... for health care partners to include IT outsourcing, consulting, ... "In an interoperable world, technology delivers comprehensive insight and ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017 Halo Labs announces the European launch ... called the HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K ... visible particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity ... novel technique Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... The HORIZON subvisible particle analysis system ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal Foundation announce a ... sensors for real-time monitoring of patients with trauma-related and ... focused on disruptive health solutions for rare disorders and ... record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological and contextual data. ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: