National Business Group on Health Honors Aramark with Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Award | Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of 420

large U.S. employers, today honored Aramark

(NYSE: ARMK) for having one of the best workforce health and well-being

programs in the nation.

Aramark is among 49 U.S. employers that received the 2018 Best

Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award presented at the National

Business Group on Health’s Workforce Strategy 2018 Conference. Aramark

received a Gold Award for its “Take Care” health and well-being

programs. This marks the tenth year Aramark has been recognised for

receiving the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award.

“We’re continually working to create personal experiences that change

the way people think about nutrition and their health,” said Lynn McKee,

Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Aramark. “Our mission is

to enrich and nourish lives. We strive to create programs that help

educate and encourage our associates, clients, customers and the

communities we serve, to lead healthier lifestyles for long-term


Aramark’s “Take Care” programs provide employees with resources to

strengthen their physical, emotional, social and financial well-being.

Offerings include challenges. Fitness centers. Screenings. Flu

vaccinations. Health assessments. Online coaching and tools. A smoking

cessation program. EAP. Nutrition, obesity and fitness counseling.

financial webinars. Wellness fairs. Regular communications.

A critical part of Aramark’s commitment to health and wellness is Healthy

for Life® 20 By 20, a ground breaking initiative with the American

Heart Association®, aimed at improving the health of all Americans 20

percent by 2020. Healthy for Life® 20 By 20, introduced industry leading

menu innovations by reducing calories, saturated fat and sodium levels

20 percent. Increasing fruits, vegetables and whole grains 20


Promoting healthy lifestyles among all consumers, families in

underserved communities and Aramark’s customers, clients and employees

is a key component of Feed

Your Potential 365, a public health and well-being campaign launched

last year in alliance with Healthy for Life® 20 By 20.

Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on

Health, commented: “We're delighted to recognise Aramark for their

innovative approach to employee, family and community health and

well-being. Aramark is among an elite group of employers who are

embracing well-being as an important part of their workforce strategy

and working to construct a culture that promotes productivity,

engagement and happiness. We congratulate Aramark and their leaders.”

Winners of the 2018 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® awards

were honored in one of three categories: Platinum. Implementing a

workforce well-being strategy with demonstrated results. Gold.

organisations with a strong commitment to holistic well-being and

related metrics. Silver. Organizations with emerging well-being

strategies, often with a focus on physical health.

About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world

champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the

world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and

cultural attractions. Numerous municipalities in 19 countries around

the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and

nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food,

facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social

responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse

workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our

environment. Strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognised as

one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an

employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn

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About the National Business Group on Health®

The National Business Group on Health is the nation’s only non-profit

organisation devoted exclusively to representing large employers’.

perspective on national health policy issues and helping companies

optimise business performance through health improvement, innovation and

health care management. The Business Group’s mission is to keep its

membership on the leading edge of innovation, thinking and action to

address health care cost and the delivery, financing, affordability and

consumer experience with the health care system. Business Group members,

which include 74 Fortune 100 companies, provide health coverage for more

than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more

information, visit

Erin Noss, 215-409-7403
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