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West Central Industries food service manager Warren Sundstrom drew up a plan for the agency to offer healthier choices in its cafeteria where meals are made and served daily to staff and clients. Changes have been made in the buffet line and also in their vending machines. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Employers take steps to create healthier workplace environments


WILLMAR -- A year ago, a catered lunch at Affiliated Community Medical Centers might have been a salad, sandwich, bowl of soup and dessert.

At a noon meeting last week, Andrea Carruthers had half a sandwich and a cup of soup. The only beverage served was water. There was no dessert, no juice, no soda.

ACMC is among a handful of local employers taking steps to trim calories and add choices that bring more wellness into the work setting.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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