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Hy-Vee wins healthiest workplace award

Hy-Vee Inc. was announced the winner of Iowa's 2021 Healthiest State Large Workplace Award in a virtual ceremony this week. The award recognizes Hy-Vee for efforts to improve the physical, social and emotional well-being of its employees.

“We are proud to recognize Hy-Vee with this award,” said Jami Haberl, executive director of the Healthiest State Initiative. “Hy-Vee achieves their high level of workplace wellness through corporate programming, incentives and amenities to engage employees.”

Some noteworthy accomplishments at Hy-Vee, a chain of Midwestern supermarkets headquartered in Iowa, include:

  • Providing fresh, high-quality produce offerings at the on-site cafeteria plus opportunities for free fruit or healthy snacks through workplace wellness committee events
  • Healthy Lifestyles Program, where employees are able to track their progress against specific wellness activities and challenges throughout the year
  • Committing more than $1 million in food and supplies to support food banks to help off-set the increased food insecurity caused by COVID-19

Hy-Vee received $1,000 to continue its workplace wellness efforts. The Healthiest State Annual Awards were sponsored by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Nemours and HealthPartners UnityPoint Health.

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