Diet-related diseases are the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. They are reducing the profitability of workplaces by as much as 3% of revenues, or up to 50% of total profits.
Historically, employers have been reluctant to get involved in employees eating habits and they are right to feel this way. However, employees' eating habits directly affect the profitability of companies. Do shareholders have the right to ask managers to work to reduce expenses associated with poor food habits. If you don't know the right way to run workplace programs, then the answer is NO because inept programs can easily offend and alienate employees. If you know exactly how to approach the situation, the answer is YES! Gentle respectful education about the harms of processed foods is the right answer. Most people have no idea that processed foods are associated with so many different health problems.
You can be the hero who lets suffering employees escape a lifelong battle with processed foods. Whether you are a doctor who wants to give talks at workplaces, or a wellness manager, or a general manager, knowing how to respectfully share information about the true consequences of processed foods can bring gratitude and health from employees.
Learn how to create awareness of processed food consequences at workplaces.
I. Setting the Right Tone. Employees are dependent on their jobs. Their well-being and the well-being of their dependents are the direct result of how comfortable and secure they feel in their workplaces. In the past, employees have been affronted and insulted by inept attempts to improve their eating. No more of that! Sharing interesting science is respectful and effective.
II. What are the Real Consequences of Processed Foods. (It's not what you think.) Most people have no idea that processed foods are inflammatory which means that they adversely affect every system in the body. From circulation and digestion, to brain functions, processed food cause physical, mental, emotional, and behaviors distress. This awareness alone can motivate employees to help each other give up the processed foods.
III. This is Much Easier than you Think. Employees will be surprised and pleased to learn that very simple actions such as keeping processed foods out of sight can help employees make safer food choices. This is not hard but who knew? Learn the 10 other simple steps that employees can take to help one another get to a healthy state.
IV. The Hidden Problem of Bringing in Processed Foods. Very few people know that making processed foods available in the workplace is distracting. The human brain longs to consume calories when they're available. Just creating awareness of the consequences of bringing processed food into the workplace can have a significant impact on both productivity (focus, concentration) and food choices.
V. Training Employees to Take Strategies Home. Many adults know the agony of a diagnosis for their child of ADD, ADHD, learning disorders, or disordered behavior. Or a diagnosis of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, or fatty liver. Empower employees to respectfully educate the adults in their household about how to manage the home environment to put diet-related diseases into remission.
VI. Practical materials for workplaces. In this Module, you will receive actual Handouts that you can circulate to employees. Where appropriate, small posters for break-rooms and conference rooms are yours to download and print out. These take the place of singling out individual employees. They encourage common knowledge and understanding of how to create a truly health workplace.CLICK HERE
Sample Lesson Topic:
All members of the workplace community want to improve the health of every member of the community. Every member of the workplace community would like to know how to help their colleagues and reports. Employees care about one another and managers care about their reports. It is painful to watch a co-worker suffer from diet-related diseases and not know how to help them. With this course, no matter what role you play in workplaces, you will be empowered to stem the tide of suffering from processed foods. If you're a health professional, you will know how to give a lunch-and-learn presentation to employees. If you're a wellness manager, you will know how to gently spread awareness of the real consequences of processed foods as well as the hidden consequences of making processed foods available. If you're a frustrated employee, you will learn how to slowly spread the word without alienating colleagues. If you would like help with your household members, you will learn how to bring awareness from the workplace to the home. ... In this quest to help employees, we are fortunate to have the example of the careful slow pace with which smoking was gradually eliminated from workplaces. We have all the time in the world to introduce new ideas about how to wisely handle processed foods in work environments. Gentle, science-based recommendations for how to protect your fellow employees from temptation can bring employees to awareness of how their actions affect others. It's all uplifting instead of blaming or shaming employees about their food choices.
Learn the respectful 3 stages to creating a workplace free from harmful tempting foods.
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