Van Meter Inc. First to Become a Blue Zones Certified Worksite in Cedar Rapids

Gazette Staff/SourceMedia
Published: October 17 2012 | 4:03 pm - Updated: 1 April 2014 | 2:09 am in

From a press release:

CEDAR RAPIDS - Van Meter Inc. recently became the first business in Cedar

Rapids certified as a Blue Zones Worksite by the Linn County Board of Health.

The certification is part of the Blue Zones Project, a community movement to

create healthier, happier, more productive citizens who live longer, better lives.

To become certified, aspects of worksite wellness including health education and

coaching, tobacco use, nutrition and physical activity are all taken into

consideration. For more information on the Blue Zones Initiative visit:

www.bluezonesproject.com

“Anything we can do as an employer to help our employees and families to

become healthier is a benefit to the community,” stated Heather Fleming, Health,

Wellness and Safety Director for Van Meter Inc.

The Blue Zones Worksite certification shows Van Meter’s commitment to their

employee’s well-being and that of the surrounding communities. For their

dedication to worksite wellness Van Meter was also presented with an honorable

mention last year at the Linn County Board of Health Worksite Wellness Awards.

Van Meter Inc. is an electrical and mechanical distributor of supplies, services

and solutions. The 100 percent employee-owned company is headquartered in

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with 12 locations throughout the state. It serves the

construction, commercial, industrial and institutional markets

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