More and more workplaces are serving nutritious canteen fare.

June 19, 2006
by Francesca Lunzer Kritz
Los Angeles Times

Changes in workplace smoking policy during the last 20 years probably had a dramatic effect on overall smoking behavior, says Jeffrey Levi, executive director of Trust for America's Health, a nonprofit group based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on preventive health issues. "Banning smoking stigmatized smoking, and it became socially less acceptable to be a smoker," he says. Similarly, showcasing healthful foods could stigmatize unhealthful food choices as well. "If you're not provided a way to smoke, you're going to smoke less; and if it's more difficult to eat high-fat, high-calorie foods, you're very likely to eat less of them," Levi says.

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