Sunrise, FL (July 28, 2015) – Nature’s Products Inc. has received two wellness awards in South Florida, and has been recognized as a Gold-Level, Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association.
“We are very pleased to have won the wellness trifecta this year. Our goal of improving people’s health through our quality products has now come full circle with the wellness services that we provide to our own employees,” said Shelia Elliott, Human Resource Manager. “It’s an honor to be part of a great organization that cares not only about its products, but also about the health of its employees.”
Nature’s Products ranked number one for South Florida’s Healthiest Employer, in the medium-size company category, and won the Florida Worksite Wellness Award from the Miami-Dade Consortium. These awards demonstrate the quality of Nature’s Products’ employee wellness program. First launched in 2011, the wellness program has significantly contributed to improving employees’ lives through onsite fitness, nutrition education and seminars, and other innovative wellness activities.
The Healthiest Employer and Worksite Wellness Award programs recognize organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace. The awards take into account categories such as leadership support, strategic design, communication and marketing, programming and interventions, analysis, and program innovations.
Many organizations are recognizing the need to maintain a healthy workforce as unhealthy employees cost US companies about $150 billion each year in lost productivity. In addition, companies face increased medical expenses directly related to employees with conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Obesity alone costs employers about $12 billion annually. A company such as Nature’s Products demonstrates that corporate culture changes aimed at improving wellness are attainable and affordable. Getting employees to simply move more and eat healthier are keystones to any corporate wellness program.
About Nature’s Products Inc.
Nature’s Products, Inc., founded in 1986, is a full-service, GMP-certified, contract manufacturer, distributor and marketer of consumer healthcare products located in Sunrise, Florida. Nature’s Products portfolio of brands includes Rainbow Light®, Champion Nutrition®, Iceland Health®, Blessed Herbs®, VitalStyle®, Nutri-Health and Sedona Labs.
The Company currently employs over 360 employees and offers a wide range of formulations, dosage forms and manufacturing and packaging capabilities. Nature’s Products also has several global business affiliates that expand the breadth of its capabilities and dosage forms beyond the nutritional supplement area.