Prime honored by Diabetes Association

Prime Inc., the major trucking company located in Springfield, Missouri, was recently honored by a national organization for its efforts to encourage healthy living habits by its drivers and other employees.

Prime President and founder Robert Low and physician Dr. John AbrahamPrime President and founder Robert Low and physician Dr. John Abraham

The American Diabetes Association recently announced Prime was designated a Health Champion as part of its Wellness Lives Here initiative. This designation recognizes companies and organizations committed to wellness programs in the workplace.

“For most Americans, the majority of our days are spent working sedentary jobs, so it’s more important than ever for our workplaces to encourage healthful habits,” said Alicia McAuliffe-Fogarty, vice president of lifestyle management for the American Diabetes Association. “Our Wellness Lives Here initiative is designed to provide employers across the country with a roadmap for promoting heathy habits, and we are pleased to see so many employers working to earn a Health Champion Designation.”

To qualify for the Health Champion designation, companies and organizations must meet healthy living criteria in three areas: Nutrition and weight management, physical activity, and organizational well-being.