School of Pharmacy gets GOLD Fit-Friendly Worksite status from the American Heart Association

In February 2014, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Pharmacy was recognized as a Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program.

The Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change. Worksites throughout the nation can be part of the initiative by making the health and wellness of their employees a priority. The School of Pharmacy was recognized as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association’s “My Heart. My Life.” initiative for:
  • Offering employees physical activity support, including free onsite fitness facilities for employees and starting “FDU Fit Fridays,” (which encourage dress down attire, walks and activity at lunch)
  • Providing/increasing healthy eating options at the worksite, including onsite vending machines with healthy food and beverage options
  • Promoting a wellness culture
  • Offering training in CPR and first aid and certifying all faculty and staff members
  • Participating in community walks as a means of fundraising and community service 
“We are extremely excited and honored to be recognized as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association’s ‘My Heart. My Life.’ initiative,” says Michael Avaltroni, dean of the School of Pharmacy.  “As a school dedicated to health professionals, we want to be sure that we are setting the gold standard for health and wellness promotion, and we want to support and encourage our faculty, staff and students to invest in their health by focusing on eating right and staying fit.”

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