According to the American Heart Association, obesity costs U.S. businesses more than $12 billion a year in medical expenses. According to health officials in North Dakota, those costs could plummet if more workplaces adopted a healthy eating program. As part of a pilot program to make the healthy choice the easy choice, the American Heart Association is working with the ND Health Department to bring a heart healthy food program to the busy State Capitol.
Research shows most Americans want to eat healthier, but they often don't have a lot of options, especially at work. This new program will ensure that fresh, healthy options will be available at the Capitol Café where state legislators, state employees and visitors come to eat. As part of the healthy eating program, the cafe has added fresh fruit, salads and sugar free drinks to its menu.
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