Rainier Fruit Company

4th Annual Wellness Day

May 19, 2011

Rainier Fruit Company’s 4th Annual Wellness Day was celebrated with the opening of their much anticipated walking path.  The construction of the walking path is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to get employees moving by providing a safe exercise environment away from the bustle of trucks and forklifts on the facility grounds.  The park-like path meanders from the front of the office to the very back edge of the property.  The path covers 1 ½ miles round trip and offers employees a place to escape for a quick walk or run.  The opening was marked with an official ribbon cutting while employees attended other Wellness Day activities.

In addition to blood pressure and glucose checks, employees were able to take a quick eye exam, garner canning & gardening tips from Yakima Master Gardeners, discuss Fire Safety tips with Yakima County fire fighters, receive mini-massages and meet with company health insurance policy representatives, to name just a few of the vendors who participated.   However, the highlight of this year’s fair was the Zumba demos held every half hour which got everyone dancing and created a real “fair” atmosphere through the music. 

Rainier Fruit is committed to helping employees live long, healthy lives by increasing health awareness and promoting total body wellness through various on-site programs and information centers coordinated by the wellness team.  “Over the last few years there has been a noticeable change in the eating, snacking and activity levels of many employees which is gradually permeating throughout the workforce”, shared Suzanne Wolter, Director of Marketing.

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