A survey conducted May 1 - June 1 shows that responding DHHS employees are keenly interested in learning more about healthy food choices, want to increase their physical activity, and reduce their level of stress.
The responses are under study by the DHHS Wellness Council, which expects to create an action plan to address top concerns highlighted by the survey, according to DHHS Wellness Coordinator Felicia Davis.
Of 3,027 respondents, 85 percent expressed interest in learning more about healthy food choices. Eighty-one percent wanted more information about how to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their diets and to learn about healthier food choices and portion to help manage their weight.
Eighty-eight percent said they wanted to increase their physical activity level and 79 percent indicated they wanted more information about the benefits of physical activity and how it can influence their health.
Seventy-eight percent said they were interested in learning ways to cope with feelings of stress; and 70 percent indicated they wanted to improve their time management skills.
The survey was created by the Division of Public Health’s Eat Smart, Move More program.
A copy of the survey tallies is available upon request from Felicia Davis in the DHHS Division of Human Resources at Felicia.Davis@dhhs.nc.gov .