Why Worksites?

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Why is it important to address healthy eating in the workplace?

Full-time employees spend 40 hours or more each week in the work environment, and at least one meal or snack is usually eaten at work. By providing nutritious options at work, worksites can support employees in making healthy choices each and every day. Studies have shown that for every dollar spent on health promotion at work, healthcare savings ranged from $1.49 to over $5. Additionally, health promotion programs such as creating a healthier nutrition environment at work improves the work climate, improves recruitment and retention of employees, reduces absenteeism, and increases productivity.

Click here for a downloadable PDF containing more details on why you should consider creating a healthy nutrition environment at work!