SALT LAKE CITY, UT (April 29, 2013)—Nicholas and Company Inc., a family-owned and operated food service distributor in the Intermountain West, was awarded the Gold Level for Healthy Worksite Awards from the Utah Council for Worksite Health Promotion.
Utah's Healthy Worksite Award Program recognizes the outstanding achievements of businesses and organizations in implementing employee health promotion and wellness programs. It acknowledges efforts to facilitate and encourage employee health, enhance productivity, and ensure healthy work environments.
Nicholas & Company was one of thirteen companies to receive the Gold Level for Healthy Worksite Award in Utah. The requirements to reach the Gold Level Award were to have a health program available to all employees, the program has a mission statement, and to complete three activities in each of the following sections: General Worksite, Healthy Environments, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Safety, Preventative Services. It was also required that the company completed a program outcome form and achieved at least one accomplishment in policy, infrastructure, and outcome.
NICCO Health, the company's successful health program, was established in 2009 as a team member benefit. The goal of NICCO Health is to increase productivity and profitability through customized worksite wellness, that integrates individual and group health initiatives to boost team member overall health and morale.