Wakefern Honored for Employee Wellness

Wakefern Food Corp. was named the 2010 recipient of the Harold R. Hawkey Exceptional Employer Award by the Employers Association of New Jersey, a trade group.

KEASBEY, N.J. — Wakefern Food Corp. [2] here on Wednesday was named as the 2010 recipient of the Harold R. Hawkey Exceptional Employer Award by the Employers Association of New Jersey, a trade group.

The award recognizes Wakefern for health and wellness initiatives implemented for more than 1,500 workers designed to promote healthy lifestyles, prevent disease and manage existing medical conditions, including a companywide weight loss contest, classes to encourage exercise, and fitness center membership and reimbursement programs.

The award was to be presented at the association's annual meeting in Somerset, N.J., Wednesday.

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