In August 2021, Mercer conducted a survey with 2,000 American workers to see what they really wanted from their companies coming out of the pandemic. They found that across the board, employees want employers to care about their health and wellbeing.
However, there’s a discrepancy between how employers think they are impacting wellbeing versus how employees feel. In fact, studies show that 81% of executives believe their company is doing a good job supporting the physical and mental health of employees, compared to only 46% of employees. As a leader, how can you make employees feel supported?
Nutrition is the foundation of health and wellbeing. Eating healthy food is tied to our ability to have energy, stay healthy, and be productive. In fact, studies have found that unhealthy eaters are 66% more likely to experience lower productivity. As put by Richard Safeer, physician and advisor in the health and wellbeing space: “Think about how wellbeing fits into your business plan. In order to help people with different backgrounds, our approach is to create a wellbeing culture that supports every individual's wellbeing journey.”
With the new normal, companies are changing the approach they make when it comes to supporting the wellbeing of their workforce. Even though benefits aren’t a one-size-fits all, nutrition is a benefit all employees can leverage to improve their lifestyle. Here are few tips on how to improve nutrition in your organization:
When choosing a food program, some factors to keep in mind include the nutritional value of each meal, if it's convenient to prepare, can be customized to individual employee needs, and can it fit into your employees’ daily routine.
If you are looking for HR benefits designed to improve employee wellbeing and resilience, FreshlyWell could help. FreshlyWell offers personalized discounts, subsidies, and end-to-end mealtime solutions for all your needs, powered by the nationwide leader in fresh-prepared meal delivery. Rooted in health, crafted for convenience, and designed for everyday life, the suite of products makes mealtime effortless. No matter your audience, good health begins with great food.
As put by Tom Futch, Vice President at FreshlyWell: “Coming off of 2+ years of a pandemic, we can all agree that health and immunity are paramount to the future of our ability to take care of ourselves. We believe nutrition is a foundational element to that.” If you want to learn about the connection between food and health, take a look at our FreshlyWell Meal Delivery Starter Guide.