What is Corporate Nutrition?
If you’re here, you’re probably wondering what corporate nutrition is and whether or not it’s a good thing to implement at your workplace.
Corporate nutrition is a program designed for company employees to educate and assist them better and make healthier life choices.
Business owners and managers know that by providing corporate nutrition programs for their employees, they can reduce absenteeism, lower company costs, and increase productivity.
Let’s look at some of the benefits involved.
Benefits of a Corporate Nutrition Program
For many of us, a large portion of our days is spent at work; in fact, the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime.
That’s one third of our lives that is spent in the office!
Which is why a program such as corporate nutrition, or overall corporate wellness program, is so important to employees’ overall quality of lives.
These programs help workers learn and implement proper eating habits and a healthy lifestyle, reducing the incidence of illness and fatigue among your workforce.
The more healthy employees are, the more productive they are during the work day.
Additionally, according to ongoing research, there is evidence to suggest that good nutrition has the ability to affect our moods.
"There is consistent evidence for a Mediterranean-style dietary pattern and lower risk of depression," says Chocano-Bedoya.
A Mediterranean diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, olive oil, whole grains, and lean protein such as chicken and fish, and low in red meat and unhealthy fats.
Better nutrition leads to not only lower absenteeism and increased productivity, but also boosted morale and camaraderie around the office.
What Types of Corporate Nutrition Programs Are Out There?
When it comes to implementing a corporate nutrition program at your office, there are several options to look into.
Here are a few of the corporate nutrition programs that companies such as Zoom, Qualcomm, and Conde Nast provide through Paragon Body.
Weekly Educational Webinars
Introduce weekly “lunch and learns” to employees to help educate them about diet, nutrition, and healthy behaviors. It’s a great opportunity to bring employees together for bonding and an additional learning experience.
Weekly Health Tips
What employees do when they’re away from the gym or nutritionist is what matters most. Send out weekly health reminders and nutritional tips to employees’ inboxes to keep nutrition and health top of mind throughout the week. Here are a few examples of weekly health reminders we send to Zoom employees.
1:1 Nutrition Consulting
Team up with a company such as Paragon Body to offer one-on-one nutrition advice to employees. While large group learning sessions are great for continuing education, sometimes a unique approach to nutrition is required to get the best results. Here at Paragon Body, we provide 1:1 nutrition consulting to every employee so they are able to ask individual questions at any time.
All-In-One Corporate Wellness Program
Finally, make your nutrition program a part of an overall corporate wellness program, by adding physical activity, stretching, mindfulness, yoga, and virtual therapy to your list of employee benefits.
Here at Paragon Body, we provide a comprehensive corporate wellness program for employees that is designed to improve wellness across a variety of pillars.
When you provide employees with a comprehensive corporate wellness program, you give each employee an opportunity to get involved.
At Paragon Body, we hold weekly exercise classes, stretch & movement classes, yoga, meditation, and nutrition lunch-and-learns to increase health and wellness across the entire workforce.
We also provide employees with one free month of BetterHelp therapy to provide mental health opportunities as well.
Learn more about the corporate wellness program that tech companies are using at www.paragonbody.com/corporate-wellness-program
Until next time!