Education and knowledge is crucial in nutrition and weight loss to empower employees to make the changes necessary
NUTRITION AND WEIGHT LOSS
Diet and Nutrition in your workplace is more important than you think
How and what your team is eating impacts it's productivity. This means it becomes your responsibility to promote proper diet and nutrition in your workplace so that your employees remain happy and healthy, not only bringing benefits to them but also to you in terms of overall productivity and positive atmosphere.
Encouraging your employees to treat food as more than simply just fuel is where it all starts. When you’ve got a packed day full of tasks to complete, it is easy to go for the more efficient and fast but less healthy options. Proper diet and nutrition is crucial to the happiness and health of your employees.
So, let’s consider how you can promote proper diet and nutrition in your workplace to promote a more productive workforce.
Healthy options in the workplace
A survey conducted by the Society for Human Resources Management reveals that in an ideal situation organisations give their employees, what they want and need - a wide array of food options. It is important to remember that in the process of promoting healthy food and beverage options at the workplace, HR professionals do not act like the ‘food police’.
So, whether it be the company canteen, vending machines or snacks at meetings, you might be able to increase the number of healthy food options without taking away the other existing options. This way, employees don’t feel as though they are being controlled but rather will notice the well-intentioned efforts of the company to promote proper diet and nutrition. At the end of the day, it’s up to the employee to decide what they want to eat.
NUTRITION & WEIGHT LOSS
Healthy eating isn’t just a case of getting your green veggies, it’s about finding the right balance of the good and the not-so-good! We provide practical nutrition workshops and seminars, one to one consultations for employees and we also speak at conferences and events, our nutritionist and founder Helder Barroso is very passionate about this, he has worked for many years in the corporate world and he understands very well the frustrations of both employers and employees, our goal is to promote healthy eating to suit office workers, shift-workers and employees on the go.
Our programmes are the most innovative and engaging on the market, and we’ll support your organisation from start to finish, from sign up to reporting back to you on the results. All of our programmes are science based and our nutritional interventions achieve great results in a time sensitive, healthy, and effective way.
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4. Understanding the basics of nutrition
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Educating your employees
Maybe all your employees need is an educative discussion that will remind them about the importance of improving diet and nutrition. It could be that your employees are already trying to eat healthier but if they are confused about what exactly “healthy” means, it could lead them to growing tired of trying and just quitting.
A few effective ways to educate your employees could be:
Invite a nutritionist or healthcare professional to conduct an on-site seminar
Make available a trustworthy source of information in terms of healthy eating.
Provide discounted consultations with nutritionists
Send out nutritious recipes weekly
Remember, your goal is to educate your employees and keep them away from confusion. You do not want to provide too much information and overwhelm them. So, make sure they get the right information in the right amount. It would also be great to let them know who or where they can go for proper advice in matters of diet and nutrition.
Are the diet and nutrition practices of your employees any of your business really? Well, consider the fact that those aspects directly affect the output of your employees and overall company productivity. As an employer, it only brings you benefits when you take good care of your employees.
Previous cases have shown that employees can be sensitive when it comes to personal issues such as their eating habits. Consequently, when you think about implementing changes, remember to be tactful and thoughtful in doing so.