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Helping Employees to Eat Healthier (and why you should)

Businesses around the country often search for ways to improve employee performance and productivity. One answer for how to do this may be found in what those employees are consuming, especially while they are at work. There are, as it turns out, things that employers can do in order to help get their employees to eat healthier, as well as a variety of reasons why they should want to.

“Employees spend a lot of their time each week at work, so it is important that they have access to healthy foods,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com), a company specializing in vending machines that are stocked with all healthy options. “Companies that ensure there are healthy foods available for their employees end up reaping the benefits.”

Employers can help their employees to eat healthier by making sure that healthy food options are available. Most businesses have some sort of vending machine or access to foods. Allowing only healthy, nutritious foods to be offered within the business will encourage employees to make healthy food choices.

There are several reasons why so many employers are actively trying to get their employees to adopt healthier eating habits, which include helping to reduce the risks of obesity, heart disease and cancer, as well as helping to improve overall mood, and even possibly reduce stress and anxiety.

Businesses can help to provide convenient, nutritious foods by opting for a vending machine that only stocks such items, such as Fresh Healthy Vending ones. The Fresh Healthy Vending machines have taken the traditional concept of a vending machine and revolutionized it by only offering healthy, nutritious food options.

Currently, over 600 Fresh Healthy Vending machines have been placed around the country, with more being added each month. They can be found in businesses, hospitals, schools, and other community locations.

Each Fresh Healthy Vending machine is dual-climate controlled and stocked with a variety of all-healthy foods, including yogurt, tea, fresh fruits and vegetables, tea, natural cereal bars, bottled waters, 100-percent fruit juices, soymilk, baked chips, and more.

“The key to helping employees make healthy food choices is to get the donuts out of the break room and make healthy options conveniently available,” added Backer. “People will choose healthy foods when given that option. And they will go back to work feeling refreshed, energized, and able to give 100 percent.”

Those who would like to learn more should visit www.freshvending.com.

Article Reviewed: June 29, 2012
Copyright © 2014 Healthy Magazine

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