Regular staff gatherings, such as Business in the Community’s weekly Friday tea, provide opportunities for socialising and celebrating the achievements of individuals and teams
Beyond providing the body with essential nutrients, healthy eating is an activity which can promote employees’ mental health by enabling them to take time out of the working day to relax. Spending time with others while eating also helps strengthen social relationships at work and provides informal opportunities
for sharing knowledge within and across teams. Yet research by Reed Employment finds that eight out of ten workers take less than half an hour for lunch, with more than two in five employees (4%) feeling guilty if they take a full lunch hour and only 8% of employees taking their full lunch break.
By understanding the benefits of healthy eating – and the risks of failing to support employees in maintaining a balanced diet to promote their health and wellbeing
you can build a business case
for investing in a healthy eating initiative which benefits both your company and your employees.