Adults in the United States spend more than half of their waking hours at work, giving employers a unique opportunity to impact the health and wellness of their employees. With chronic disease rates rising and health care costs mounting, it’s more important than ever that workplaces adopt programs and policies to encourage employees to eat more healthfully.
Helping employees achieve optimal health is not only the right thing to do, but can impact a company’s bottom line. Healthy employees reduce the cost of health insurance premiums and other health related expenses, are more productive during the workday, and take off less work time for illness and doctor’s visits. When Physicians Committee researchers conducted an 18-week plant-based dietary intervention program at a Geico office in Maryland, participating employees experienced increased productivity and the alleviation of symptoms of anxiety, depression, and fatigue. The results of the study were published in the March/April 2015 issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion.
If you’d like help encouraging healthy eating habits in your office or would like to bring our Food for Life Employee Wellness Program to your employees, please fill out this online form or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.