24 June 2014
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) division Ingalls Shipbuilding said it has begun a program to fight obesity and bolster the health of its employees. The shipyard´s health-conscious changes have helped it succeed as a Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite.
Fit-Friendly Worksites are recognized by the American Heart Association as employers who go above and beyond when it comes to employee health. These companies offer both nutritional services and physical activities aimed at supporting the employees´ health.
Ingalls applied to be a Fit-Friendly Worksite for the second year in a row and recently was awarded a Platinum status. This status is given to worksites that implement physical and nutrition activities and demonstrate a behavior change or a cost savings outcome due to its wellness culture.
The American Heart Association´s goal is to reduce the rate of death by cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent and to improve the heart health of all Americans by 20 percent by the year 2020. For helping work toward this goal as a Fit-Friendly Worksite, Ingalls received an official recognition letter and recognition plaque.
Huntington Ingalls Industries designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the US Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. Its website is at www.huntingtoningalls.com.