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April 21, 2011

The New York Department of Health is introduced new healthy workplace rules for department gatherings. The rules, called “Life in the Cubicle Village,” bans serving fried foods, high calorie beverages, and multiple deserts, according to the New York Daily News.

Here are a few of the updated healthy meeting rules:

  • Always have tap water available. Other beverages must be less than 25 calories per serving (8 ounces.)
  • Offer small serving sizes. For example, cut muffins and bagels in to halves or quarters.
  • No fried food.
  • If cake is served, other desserts such as cookies should not be provided. Opt for fresh fruit instead.

Some may see these rules as excessive; however a department spokesperson reasoned that the department is just trying to set a good example.

In addition, the “Life in the Cubicle Village” document also bans overbearing perfume and offensive office décor, reports the New York Daily News. The guidelines also ask employees to avoid eavesdropping on their colleagues!


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