After the year that was, it wouldn’t be surprising if many of us were feeling a little tighter around the belt buckles at the moment. With work from home measures put in place, it was so easy to roll out of bed and into the ‘office’ in just a few steps. Gone were the days of hurry out the door, walking to the station or bus stop and enjoying some fresh air along the way.
As we make it back into the office in 2021, one thing’s for sure. More and more people are focused on healthy eating. And this isn’t just a result of COVID-19. In fact, millennials are now the largest healthy eating group in Australia, making up 32% breaking from previous generations to embrace fresh, healthy food choices. So, what does this mean in the workplace? There’s a huge opportunity there to support these healthy habits and make the return to work as stress-free and productive as possible. Here’s how!
Benefits Of Healthy Eating At Work
It’s widely acknowledged that healthy eating is good for your health and wellbeing. But just why is it so important to eat healthy in the workplace? There are actually so many benefits that go beyond the physical. Here are some of them:
- Less absent days: healthier eating helps to build the immune system and means your employees are less likely to need to take sick days. This saves costs and also promotes health in the workplace with less sick people around in general.
- Improve productivity: there have been studies that have shown that the more portions of fruit and vegetables you have each day, the happier, more engaged and more creative people are at work. This of course then had a flow on effect to the productivity in the workplace.
- Happier workplace: that’s right, diets that are high in refined carbohydrates, such as soft drinks, cakes, bread and biscuits, can actually trigger symptoms of depression and fatigue. On the other hand, eating plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains can have the opposite effect and lead to a much happier workplace.
These are just the immediate affects you will see within your workplace. However, healthy eating has many more far-reaching benefits that go beyond the office. It can promote long-term health and wellness, leading to heart health, reduced cancer risk, improved gut health, weight loss, strong bones and teeth and much more.
Now you understand just how important healthy eating in the workplace is, let’s take a look at how you can encourage it.
Returning To The Office
It’s no secret that your employees are going to miss the days of lounging around in tracksuit pants and not having to leave the house to work. There are plenty of perks that come with this. At the same time, there are plenty of perks that come from being back in the office, it’s simply your job to highlight them.
One of the main things everybody will have missed is other people. You don’t get the same opportunities to socialise from a Zoom call as you do being face to face in the office. Likewise, there are no work lunches and no team drinks to break up the day. It’s the first thing you should pop on the agenda when everyone makes it back into the office. A team boosting lunch – on you!
You can cater to the whole team’s taste without even having to leave the workplace. Urban Foodies has a range of lunch options, all served in individual portions. This makes it nice and COVID-friendly to ease that transition back to work as much as possible. There are so many healthy choices to choose from, including:
- Healthy Lunch Boxes
- Vitamin C Lunch Boxes
- Energy Lunch Boxes
- Super Detox Lunch Boxes
- Gluten Free Lunch Boxes
- Sushi Lunch Boxes
It’s the perfect way to promote healthy eating in the workplace, while also getting the team back together and enjoying each other’s company. The perfect back to office incentive that the entire team will appreciate.
Get Started Today
Now that you understand the importance of healthy eating and the benefits it can have in the workplace, it’s time to get started. If you haven’t yet tried Urban Foodies Drop & Go then now’s your chance. Order now, and let us take care of the hard work for you. We’ll deliver freshly made meals directly to your office door and drop them right outside for everyone to enjoy.