Healthy Food Pays
Let’s face it: you are what you eat. If you eat foods that are high in sugar and fat, you’re more likely to be sleepy and have low energy throughout the day. On the other hand, if you eat foods that are filled with the nutrients our bodies need, like almonds or fresh fruit, then you are more likely to have more energy and be more productive at work. Companies are catching on to the idea that what their employees eat can interfere with their job performance, which is why they are offering more healthier and more appealing food options. Some companies are creating wellness initiatives for their employees and guests by offering more fresh fruits and veggies and foods created from scratch. That’s not to say that they are replacing standard burgers and fries with tuna salad everyday – healthier options are being offered in addition to the those foods that are higher in fat.
Some companies are offering wellness initiatives that include labels that suggest portion limits for certain foods, some companies are offering different menu options daily and responding to specific requests from their employees. Still, other companies are going the extra mile and pairing their wellness initiatives with fitness programs that they offer to their employees and guests. They are hoping that their nutritional wellness initiatives will keep employees on-site instead of going to local restaurants like Panera, Starbucks and Chipotle for lunch, while increasing their job performance as well as their health. Read more here.