By: Julia Lott, MS, RD, LD, Fresh ‘N Fit Cuisine
Wellness is a process of growth and change. It is a state of total well-being for your mental, physical and social health. By definition, wellness is actively pursuing the goal of total well-being. Therefore, corporate wellness can help employees improve their total well-being. Improved well-being, promotes productivity, innovation, and job satisfaction.
Sounds pretty amazing right? A corporate wellness program can be successful, when it provides employees with a simple approach. People are very busy in their personal and professional lives. However, as we all know health and well –being should be a top priority. For that reason, having a corporate wellness program that is simple can help retain employee involvement as well as increase participation.
Here are some important factors to consider when trying to improve participation and maintain involvement in a wellness program:
Providing employees with simple ways to track improvement and learn about ways to improve health and well-being. Additionally, it’s important to have access to break room areas and healthy food options. Luckily, Fresh n’ Fit Cuisine can offer discounts to employees and onsite delivery options as well.
Employees should know who their point of contact is, if they have questions regarding the wellness program. Additionally, it is important to communicate with employees on what incentives and special offers they may be able to take advantage of, by participating in the program. Many times, employees will have more accountability, when they have created a relationship with their wellness coordinator/coach.
Health Assessments and Screenings
Periodic health assessment screenings allow employees to learn about their current health status. Many times employees may not take the time to schedule yearly wellness appointments. Therefore, participating in screenings can prevent employees from eventually paying high dollar amounts for medical care that could have been avoided; and lost productivity in the workplace.
Health and Nutrition Education
Knowledge is power! Arming your employees with dependable health and well-being information and making it easily accessible is irreplaceable. Publishing weekly articles on health and wellness, providing lunch and learns, and promoting physical activity are all excellent channels on endorsing health and nutrition education. Fresh n’ Fit Cuisine offers both lunch and learns and participation in health fairs to improve employee wellness participation. By providing lunch and learns, employees can learn about trending health related topics. Furthermore, offering health fairs is a great way to pass along program wellness program information.