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The importance of healthy eating with our fully managed vending

Updated: May 24, 2023

The workplace used to be, for many people, a place to get things done and to look forward to the weekend.

But, as times have shifted and attitudes towards workplace etiquette have changed, many people are looking for more support from their workplaces. And so managers and business owners are looking for more ways to support their staff. This relationship benefits both staff and managers, as a happy workforce is more likely to work better and will be less likely to leave.

So, you may be wondering what some of the options are to help your staff feel supported and cared for. Well, one of them is to promote healthier eating.

At The Jar Healthy Vending, we can provide your staff with vending machines loaded with nutritious low-fat, low sugar and low-salt options, which will help to keep them more focused and will also boost their health too.

Does this sound costly or time-consuming? Here are some of the core reasons why you should promote healthy eating in your workplace with our vending machines.

Improved health and wellness

The most obvious benefit of providing healthy food options in the office is improved health and wellness for employees. A balanced diet that is rich in whole foods, fresh fruits, vegetables and fish oils or olive oils has been linked to a lowered risk of chronic illnesses.

These illnesses range in severity, with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease being the most commonly reported. When employees have access to healthy food options, they are more likely to make healthy choices, leading to improved physical health. And as our machines come with fully managed vending machines options, you can choose which snacks and treats go into them, so you can keep an eye on what your staff are consuming.

Increased productivity

In addition to physical health benefits, healthy food options can also improve productivity in the workplace. A study that was published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that employees who ate a healthy diet were 25% more likely to have higher job performance than those who ate meals full of sugar, salt and fats. Providing healthy food options can also help prevent the midday slump that many employees experience after eating a heavy, unhealthy lunch.

Cost savings

Providing healthy food options in the office can also save money for both employees and employers. Unhealthy diets can lead to increased healthcare costs, absenteeism, and reduced productivity due to illness. By promoting healthy eating habits, companies can reduce healthcare costs and increase productivity, resulting in cost savings for both parties.

Employee satisfaction

Offering healthy food options in the office can also improve employee satisfaction. When companies prioritise the health and wellbeing of their employees, it can create a positive company culture and increase employee loyalty. Providing healthy food options can also show employees that their employer cares about their health and wellbeing, which can lead to improved job satisfaction.

Improved company image

In addition to employee satisfaction, offering healthy food options in the office can also improve your company's image. In today's health-conscious society, consumers are more likely to support companies that prioritise the health and wellbeing of their employees. By offering healthy food options, companies can improve their reputation and attract new customers.

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