Employers to Receive California's Healthiest Business Awards

2010 “Fit Business Awards” Honor Businesses That Are Keeping Employees Healthy

ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Each day, more and more California businesses are joining the fight to keep their employees and communities healthy through employer-sponsored health and wellness programs. These programs are intended to reduce obesity and preventable health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

To acknowledge and salute these companies, the Walt Disney Company and the California Task Force on Youth & Workplace Wellness will host an awards ceremony for 82 California Employers receiving the 2010 Fit Business Awards.

Workshops, panel presentations and cooking demonstrations will be held all day prior to the ceremony. The ceremony itself, sponsored by Cigna Health, the American Cancer Society, Club One and Wells Fargo Insurance Services, will include a healthy meal prepared by Disney chefs and an update on legislation affecting California health and wellness issues by Wellness Task Force Board Member Assemblyman Ed Hernandez of Covina.

A keynote speech will be delivered by Gary Earl, co-founder of Communities of Health, a social cooperative dedicated to improving the social and environmental conditions that are the major influences of health and illness in the home and workplace.

The Fit Business Awards seek to highlight businesses that have made employee health a priority, saving lives and money for California. For more, visit www.wellnesstaskforce.org.

         

Who:

California Wellness Task Force, Assemblyman Ed Hernandez, statewide Fit Business Awards recipients

 

What:

California Fit Business Awards and dinner honoring 82 California businesses that have made employee health a priority.

 

When:

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Workshops begin at 11 am, Ceremony begins at 6 pm

 

Where:

Disneyland Hotel, 1150 Magic Way, Anaheim

 

As a public/private endeavor, the Wellness Task Force brings together educators, health advocates, health providers, athletes and legislators. The mission of this multi-disciplinary Task Force is to create and promote programs and policies which increase access to healthy foods and physical activity in California’s schools and workplaces.



CONTACT:

for the California Task Force
on Youth & Workplace Wellness
Mark Capitolo, 916-267-8894

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  California

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Education  Primary/Secondary  University  Health  Public Policy/Government  Healthcare Reform  Professional Services  Human Resources  Insurance  General Health

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