NU Foundation Employee Wellness Program Wins Awards
The University of Nebraska Foundation received three awards this year for its employee wellness program, Healthy U. With the program, employees have benefited by increasing their physical activity, making healthier eating choices, weight loss, smoking cessation, controlling blood pressure and more.
Gov. Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services conferred the foundation with the Governor’s Wellness Award. The award encourages businesses in the state of Nebraska to offer wellness programs.
The foundation was recognized as one of the Midlands’ 20 healthiest companies with the Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award presented by WELLCOM, a nonprofit that elevates workplace wellness. The award honors organizations for positioning wellness programs as a strategic business opportunity and making a difference in employees’ lives.
The foundation also received the Organization Health Champion Award from the American Diabetes Association in recognition of meeting the healthy living criteria in the areas of nutrition and weight management, physical activity and organizational well-being. More information about the foundation and its career opportunities can be found at at nufoundation.org.