What we eat and drink impacts our health in so many ways.
I can’t think of a bigger factor that impacts workplace productivity, energy, creativity, stress and health than just eating real whole foods.
We are spending over 50% of our waking hours working and food is everywhere at work.
It’s standard for companies today to have a wellness program but how many incorporate a nutrition program? If we don’t address the food choices that people make, all the wellness services and interventions that many businesses provide may not have the impact needed to make positive healthy changes.
When employers implement strategies to improve the food environment, offer healthier choices, provide access to a nutritionist and nutrition education, they can influence and improve their employee’s diets and ultimately their health.
These healthy food habits don’t just stay at the office, they make their way into employee off-time. This leads to families eating healthier.
According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, healthier diets could save businesses around $87 billion in direct costs, such as insurance premiums and worker’s compensation claims, as well as indirect cost such as lost productivity and even in lost lives.
Imagine what would be possible in a workplace with increased productivity, less absenteeism and healthier, happy employees.
Hello! I'm Jori Zimmerman, a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Savvy. I work with individuals that are looking to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will lead them to living a healthier and higher quality of life.