Wellness Corner: Celebrating National Nutrition Month With Employees
The success of a business can often come down to its employees, which means that taking care of them should be a top priority for employers. Offering wellness initiatives throughout your organization can be a great way to support employees and their well-being.
This March, employers can utilize materials and activities shared by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as part of their National Nutrition Month campaign. This month-long event, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023, promotes informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits.
National Nutrition Month makes for the perfect time for business owners and managers to promote healthy eating habits throughout their organization. Here are a few ways to get started:
Fuel for the Future
This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “Fuel for the Future,” which emphasis eating with sustainability in mind. Host an organization-wide lunch that features plant-based meals and snacks, and provide information on what each food item is and where interested employees can purchase them.
Healthy meeting meals
Those hosting lunch meetings can encourage healthy eating by substituting foods like pizza and chips for healthier options such as fresh fruits and vegetables, soups, salads, and subs.
Be sure to also include remote/hybrid employees in this initiative by sending food vouchers or even care packages.
Talk with the experts
Partner with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or similar resource to share healthy eating tips with employees.
Share information on where employees can find community gardens, farmers markets, CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), and other sources of fresh, healthy, and local foods.
Interested in implementing these tips? SynchronyHR offers wellness consulting and plan development, as well as access to extensive, corporate-style employee benefits that can help keep employees happy and healthy. Reach out today.
*This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. For further information, please consult a medical professional.