When Looking for vending machines for sale, think about this for a second… Food has a direct impact on our cognitive functions which is why a poor decision at lunch can deter the rest of your day. Almost everything we ingest is converted into glucose, which provides the energy our brains need to stay alert. Thus when we are running low on glucose, we may have a difficult time staying focused. This explains why it can be hard to concentrate on an empty stomach. Given the choices made daily by Americans who prefer French fries to vegetables by a large margin, anything an employer can do to help can make a difference in employee eating choices will be beneficial to productivity.
Did you know that salad consumption, as the main course at restaurants for lunch or dinner, has sunk by half since 1989 to 5%? According to a recent survey about healthy eating choices at work, commissioned by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM): “‘The poll found responsive organizations giving their diverse community of employees what they want and need – a wide array of food options,’ said Mark Schmit, director of research at SHRM. ‘HR professionals walk a fine line between creating initiatives to help employees and acting like the food police. “Ultimately, the proactive approach to creating both formal and informal initiatives that support health and wellness, has been shown to have positive impacts on employees’ lives and organizations’ productivity.'”
Unfortunately, unhealthy lunch options also tend to be cheaper and faster than healthy alternatives, making them all the more alluring in the middle of a busy workday. They feel efficient, which is where our lunchtime decisions lead us astray. We save 10 minutes now and pay for it with a weaker performance the rest of the day. Implementing healthy vending options in the workplace is a great alternative to the mundane processed foods you find in ordinary vending machines. It’s not awareness needed—it’s an action plan that makes healthy eating easier to accomplish. For other tips on healthy vending alternatives,see our other great healthy blogs.