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Worksite Wellness

Kent County Health Department • Health Improvement Program
700 Fuller Ave. NE • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 632-7290 • Toll Free: 1-888-515-1300 • Fax: (616) 632-6898

Wellness Services

We offer a variety of services to improve the health of your employees. All services are provided by health educators and a registered dietitian who have completed a thorough training program. For your convenience, we offer flexible scheduling and provide all services at your facility.

Click here to read why it is important to have a worksite wellness program.

Nutrition & Cooking Demonstrations

Host a cooking demonstration class for your employees! Provided by health educators, these classes are adaptable to many healthy living topics or areas of interest.
Class Options & Descriptions 

Nutrition Presentations

Presentations are provided on a variety of nutrition topics, including:

  • Tips for dining out

  • Quick and healthy meals

  • Healthy snack ideas

  • How to read food labels

  • Heart Healthy Living

  • Virtual Grocery Store Tours

Cost: $55.00 for one class, $150.00 for two classes, $200.00 for five classes

Other topics available upon request.

Adult Nutrition Series

Healthy eating and regular physical activity are lifestyle decisions that help reduce the risk of certain conditions such as obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, certain cancers, and osteoporosis. This series will provide individuals in your organization with successful tools for adopting behaviors that will produce a healthier workforce.

Presentation options include:

  • Good Nutrition Equals Healthy Choices

  • Healthy Choices in a Hectic World

  • Organic Foods: Are They Safer and More Nutritious?

  • You Can! Parent Tips on Healthy Eating

  • The Truth about Fad Diets

Cost: $55.00 for one class, $150.00 for two classes, $200.00 for five classes

Diabetes Prevention Course

Making healthy lifestyle changes can help prevent diabetes.  This course, created by the Michigan Department of Community Health and based on the National Diabetes Prevention Program, empowers students to set their own goals and make change happen.  Participants will learn how food choices and exercise can help reduce blood sugar and the risk of diabetes and its complications.  Host this class at your worksite or community organization for staff or clients.  Individuals with or without a pre-diabetes diagnosis will benefit.

Cost:  $200 for 5 class series
For information on any of the following services, call (616) 632-7290.

Take Steps Toward Health

Take Steps Toward Health is a health messaging campaign developed by health professionals at the Kent County Health Department.  Join us in spreading the word about healthy living!  By signing on with Take Steps Toward Health, you’ll get health messages and tips emailed to you to display on bulletin boards, newsletters, or electronically, FREE!  The messages are designed to be used in community based organizations, health care facilities, schools, faith based organizations, parks, trails, and other community settings.  Your logo can even be added to show your support of healthy lifestyles.

For information on any of the following services, call (616) 632-7290.

Contact Us

Health Department

   

700 Fuller Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Administration
Monday-Friday
8:00am-5:00pm

Public Health Clinics

(616) 632-7100

(616) 632-7083

Mark Hall, MD, MPH
Medical Director

Adam London, RS, MPA
Administrative Health Officer

Animal Shelter

740 Fuller Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-6:30pm
Closed for Lunch:
Monday-Friday: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Adoptions end 1 hour prior to closing.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

(616) 632-7300

(616) 632-7324

Environmental Health Services

700 Fuller Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 632-6900

(616) 632-6892

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