Three Wellness Ideas For Your Team
Try these ideas around the office to promote healthier choices
Prepare and distribute a list of healthy dining options in 2-mile radius of your office
Employees often commute from outside their local area when going to the office every day for work. This means they won’t always be familiar with the restaurants and dining options that are around them, so they typically choose the first restaurant they see without any regard for its menu choices.
You could also go a step further and list examples of some of the healthy food choices that are available at these restaurants. That way, employees won’t have to waste any time guessing on what they’re going to order when they get there.
Review the catering menu and make recommendations for healthy options
If your company hires caterers that prepare meals for the employees in a cafeteria, then pay particular attention to the catering menu and the food choices that it has. Foods like hamburgers, French fries, and pizza should be avoided altogether. Tell your caterers that you want to add healthier foods like salads, grilled chicken, egg whites, wheat toast, and so on. You may not be able to get rid of all the unhealthy foods on the menu, but if you add healthier options then people who care about eating healthy will be able to do so.
If your company holds office parties or holiday parties then you should recommend healthier foods to the caterers of those events as well. Try adding variety to the healthier food choices in order to get people interested. Salads, for example, could be broken up into multiple meal choices. You could have cobb salad, grilled chicken salad, garden salad, Caesar salad, etc. This will make the employees think they have plenty of food options to choose from without feeling deprived of their unhealthy foods
Coordinate a “healthy snack of the month” club
The idea of eating the same fruits and vegetables every month gets boring for a lot of people. This could cause your employees to relapse and go back to their old ways of eating unhealthy foods. Therefore, try adding more variety to the healthy eating choices in your workplace by starting a “healthy snack of the month” club. Employees who want to participate could submit a few dollars every month in order to join the club. Snacknation offers healthy workplace snacks at a fair price.
The benefits for them will be having a new healthy snack being served in the workplace for that month. Some of the snacks you could use include mixed nuts (no salt), strawberries, celery w/ fat-free dip, Greek yogurt, dark chocolate, protein bars, and smoothie drinks.