People love to eat, and your wellness program participants are likely no exception. Eating has become the “Great American Pastime.”
According to one survey, Americans spend:
- 67 minutes a day in primary eating and drinking,
- Another 23.5 minutes eating while doing something else, and
- Another 63 minutes drinking while doing something else.
In addition to being a much anticipated, enjoyable activity in most people’s daily lives, eating also needs to be about health. After all, we are what we eat, right? This is where your wellness program can come in. Make nutritious cooking and eating staple ingredients a part of your wellness program recipe.
Feed into People’s Need to Socialize
For many people, eating isn’t just about supplying their bodies with the fuel for survival, the ritual of consuming is also an opportunity to socialize with others. Play into that need for interaction by hosting a healthy eating fair at your worksite.
- Set up a farmers’ market – Organize local farmers to come in to your workplace to sell their produce.
- Invite local chefs to demonstrate cooking techniques – Call chefs from popular area restaurants and ask them to hold classes. Many chefs would be honored and recognize that getting out in the community could drum up business for their restaurants.
- Have a dietitian talk about what to eat and not eat – Many people want to eat better, but don’t know how. What’s more, a lot of the suggestions out there that people might find on their own aren’t sound. Educate your employees by bringing in a professional who can offer expert advice.
For more FREE event ideas for your wellness program, check out this article, 3 Key Building Blocks to FREE Workplace Wellness Programs.