Free, customizable physical activity posters

Carver-Scott SHIP
Worksite Wellness
Promoting the policy, systems
and environmental changes at
your worksite to improve
employee health
Background & How
to Use the Posters
The purpose of the customizable promotional posters is to provide worksites
participating in the Carver-Scott SHIP initiative the means to promote the health
enhancing opportunities and changes that are occurring in your organization.
These posters can be used to encourage employee wellness at your worksite by
highlighting new and existing wellness opportunities, promoting existing and new healthfocused policies, encouraging healthy eating and physical activity during the day.
These posters are customizable. You can add your own organization and contact
information, worksite logo, and other specific information to the poster. The posters are
in PowerPoint so you can easily modify the size of the text, color, wording/messaging
and placement just like you would for creating a presentation. They can be printed in
color or in black and white. They are sized to be used effectively as either 8.5 x 11 or 11
x 17.
Please note that each poster has a place holder for your organization logo. Delete the
Carver-Scott SHIP icon and paste your company logo in the same location. Please keep
the MDH/SHIP Vision logo on the posters for the duration of this grant, see page 23 for
information on the funding source of this project.
We recommend placing the posters where employees gather such as the employee
break room, locker rooms, and other high traffic areas. Other areas that the posters will
be effective include “decision prompt” locations such as the elevator (prompting people
to use the stairwell instead), vending machines (prompting people to make the healthy
choice), and the designated smoking area (encouraging people to quit). We can
laminate posters for you, just let us know.
We encourage you to make these posters your own by adding your own messaging,
prompts and other wellness ideas!
Worksites in Carver County can request posters printed in color and laminated by
contacting Joy Ahern at 952-361-1329. If you have any technical difficulty or would like
assistance with using the posters, please call or email your SHIP worksite contact
person and they will be happy to assist you.
Instructions & Tips
The posters cover five primary topic areas related to the comprehensive worksite
wellness intervention. Poster topic areas include:
 Using area maps around worksite grounds to encourage employees to walk during
their breaks (3 posters)
 Promote physical activity during the work day such as taking the stairs, taking an
active break and going for a walking meeting (4 posters)
 Promote existing worksite health benefit (lactation room, flexible schedule policy, etc)
and health plan benefits such as fitness discounts, HRA, etc (3 posters)
 Promote available tobacco cessation resources (3 posters)
 Promote heart healthy choices (1 poster)
 Promote healthy vending and/or catering options (5 posters)
 For more ideas of poster topic areas, see the notes section at the bottom of the
window on each slide
 You can use all of the posters at once or use different posters every couple of months,
it’s up to you!
To create a map of a walking loop around your worksite:
 Go to click on interactive maps and enter TRIP (Trail and
Recreation Information Portal). Or you can email [email protected] requesting a
map of a (10 minute, 15 minute, or 30 minute) walking route around your worksite in
Carver County be created for you. Depending on your request, Carver County will
attempt to customize a map that includes a walking route, which you can then use on
the posters.
 In Scott County create a walking map on or and save as a screen shot to place into the poster. For most
people, a 1 mile walk will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. GoScottGo, a
new active living website,, click on interactive maps and enter the
TRIP (Trail and Recreation Information Portal) for another way to create maps.
 The map posters can be coupled with the posters that promote physical activity.
[email protected]
for your
10 minute break!
[email protected]
Walk this route for a
15 minute break
[email protected]
Walk this route for a
10 minute break
[email protected]
[email protected]
Go for a walking meeting
Raise your
fitness level
one step at a
Go to the
gym 12
times a
month and
receive a
Lifetime Fitness offers [your
company] employees a
discounted rate?
Smoking is very
hard, but not
impossible, to
Quitting smoking makes a
difference right away.
Success nor failure
is ever final.
Contact [name, title, phone]
to learn more about your
Contact [name, title, phone] for
smoking cessation resources
Free quit smoking resources
Make the
healthy choice
your heart
will thank
Snack Healthy
at Work
Try apples,
carrots, dried fruits
and yogurt
100% fruit juice, healthy nuts,
dried fruits, & low-fat popcorn
100% fruit juice, healthy nuts,
dried fruits, & low-fat popcorn
Eat a
Try to eat your daily
recommended five
servings of fruits
and veggies today.
Eat a rainbow today!
Try to eat your daily
recommended five servings of
fruits and veggies today.
Carver-Scott SHIP
Customizable Worksite Promotional Posters
These customizable promotional posters were
made possible through funding from the Statewide
Health Improvement Program (SHIP) of the
Minnesota Department of Health.
The Statewide Health Improvement Program
(SHIP), an integral part of Minnesota’s nationleading 2008 health reform law, strives to help
Minnesotans lead longer, healthier lives by
preventing the chronic disease risk factors of
tobacco use and exposure, poor nutrition and
physical inactivity. SHIP seeks to create
sustainable, systemic changes in schools,
worksites, communities and health care
organizations that make it easier for Minnesotans to
incorporate healthy behaviors into their daily lives.
For more information, visit

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