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Healthy Eating in YOUR Workforce

Posted by Samantha Rentz on March 1st 2014
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There are many things that workers can do not only to reduce their risk of work-related ill-health but also to use their time at work to boost their health.

 

The Government estimates that people in employment spend about 60% of their waking hours at work. The workplace offers the opportunity to influence the health of employees in many ways beyond the prevention of work-related injury, from the foods that are offered in staff canteens, to providing shower and changing facilities for those who cycle to work and offering health checks to manage existing conditions as well as preventing ill health.

There is evidence too that ensuring the health and well-being of employees is good for business, bringing benefits that can improve a company’s performance.

Healthy eating is essential for good health. Serving healthier food in the workplace is an important part of promoting health and well-being among your staff.

Employers who promote healthy eating report the following effects on their workforce: 

 

  • improved health
  • increased productivity
  • lower rates of absenteeism and quicker return to work after illness
  • increased physical capacity, energy levels and mental alertness among
  • older employees
  • improved morale and working atmosphere reduced stress and anxiety a positive corporate image.

Why should a workplace be concerned about healthy eating?

Together – healthy eating and active living – combined with a positive outlook can lead to:

  • Reduced risk of heart disease and some forms of cancer.
  • Elevated mood, energy and self-esteem.
  • Reduced anxiety and stress.
  • Opportunities to spend enjoyable time with family and friends.

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