The workplace is the perfect place to raise awareness and transform mind-sets and behaviours towards healthy eating and nutrition. Eating a well-balanced and nutritious diet can contribute to a whole range of benefits for both employers and employees alike, including decreased stress and anxiety, boosts in mood and energy levels, and a lower risk of disease and illness all of which can only bring about a greater benefit to the organisation.
With this in mind we’d encourage you to consider the following few tips to boost the nutritional wellbeing aspect of your wellbeing plan...
Tip 1 - Education is key
Provide ongoing education around an awareness of how their nutritional choices can impact health and performance. This can be in the form of onsite or digital workshops/seminars or simply the use of flyers and/or posters around common break out spaces, toilets and of course the canteen where applicable.
Tip 2 - Create healthy choices
Try to ensure that employees have onsite opportunities to choose healthy meals and/or snacks. Consider healthy choices in canteens and healthy vending machines and/or fruit bowls in the staff room.
Tip 3 - Don't limit your thinking to onsite
Signpost local healthy eateries for those wanting/needing to leave the premises for food and drink. Consider setting up a business discount for employees to further encourage these behaviours.
Tip 4 - Promote water
Consider providing water stations for employees to access fresh drinking water, encouraging the consumption of water over energy drinks and carbonated options.
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Beyond this we believe there are 6 key areas that should feature within any successful wellbeing strategy.
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