Your employees are likely at your office more than they are at home. Add in the time that they spend doing extracurricular activities and spending time with family, and they are left with very little time to focus on nutrition, let alone pack nutritious lunches or snacks to bring to work. This causes many employees to succumb to the vending machine when mid-day hunger hits. Because most vending machines offer less than healthy options to eat, employees everywhere are gaining weight and putting their health at risk. There is one way that employers can help: eliminate the vending machine.
How It Works
If you eliminate the vending machine, you might worry that your employees are going to go hungry. With that comes a lack of focus and decreased motivation. Instead of relying on unhealthy vending machine foods, however, you can designate one employee, or a group of employees, to create a healthy snack area in your break room. Even on a small budget, here’s an example of what that could look like: