The New York State Department of Health has developed a general set of guidelines for healthy meetings. Many of the healthy meeting guidelines are also green meeting guidelines (imagine that!) Here are some of the recommendations for planners:

– Serve local fruits and vegetables whenever possible.
– Serve fruit juice or unsweetened iced tea instead of soft drinks.
– Present a vegetarian option at all meals.
– Feature soups and sauces made from a base of vegetables.
– Provide space on the registration forms where attendees can indicate dietary restrictions.
– Place pitchers of water in meeting rooms.

Healthy on so many levels!