Health scientists predict that by 2030 almost half of adults in the United States will suffer from obesity and 1 in 4 will suffer from severe obesity. If this trend continues the health and financial implications will be significant given that obesity and other non-communicable diseases already cost the U.S. health care system nearly $173 billion a year.

In addition to the substantial health care costs and impact on individuals, the toll on the health and productivity of the U.S. workforce is considerable, affecting the ability of businesses to compete in a global economy.

The epicenter is the workplace as this is where the average person spends one-third of their life. As such, employers have a real opportunity to positively influence the health and wellbeing of their greatest asset – their people. This starts by addressing the obesogenic environment in the workplace, and with many employees now hybrid or fully remote, also offering tools and resources to drive healthy behaviors in the home and broader community.


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