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How Can Fresh & Healthy Food In The Workplace Fuel Success?

In today’s fast-paced working environment, employee wellbeing and productivity are paramount to the success of any business! Yet, the availability of fresh and healthy food in the workplace is often overlooked.
Fresh & Healthy Food In The Workplace

Since 2020, the way we work has undergone a significant transformation. What were once familiar pre-pandemic routines now feel like distant memories. However, as we look ahead, many of the new habits we’ve adopted are here to stay; specifically, the importance of employee wellness. 

Now, hybrid patterns are preferred by 85% of workers. Providing the best of both worlds, they allow employees to mingle in-person with their team for half of the week, and save time on commuting the other half. But something else that hybrid working provides is the opportunity to prepare a fresh and healthy lunch, rather than settle for an overpriced snack on the go.

As a groundbreaking study revealed that hybrid work results in a healthier workforce, now is the time for all companies to reconsider their team’s wellbeing. And at Oasis, we believe that the simplest place to start is with the introduction of fresh and healthy food.

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Why Is Employee Nutrition Important?

Did you know that two thirds of UK adults admit to eating unhealthily because they don’t have time to prepare nutritious food? It’s no secret that what we eat directly affects our physical health, but it also has a profound impact on our mental wellbeing and cognitive abilities too. 

Poor nutrition can lead to fatigue, sluggishness and decreased focus, hindering productivity in the workplace. This can also negatively affect your business, as Vitality revealed that the UK economy lost almost £92 billion in 2019 as a result of ill-health related absence alone! 

On the other hand, a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins provides the essential nutrients needed to support cognitive brain function and fuel energy levels. 


Healthy Food In The Workplace

Does Healthy Food In The Workplace Improve Productivity?

Employers have the power to introduce fresh and healthy food into the workplace, which absolutely improves productivity. When employees have access to nutritious options, they are more likely to make choices that fuel their bodies and minds effectively. It’s no surprise then that research conducted by Medibank Private found that healthy workers are almost three times more productive than their unhealthy colleagues!

Healthy food in the workplace can provide a steady release of energy to promote sustained concentration and prevent mid-afternoon slumps. It enhances cognitive abilities, memory and problem solving skills, enabling your employees to work efficiently and effectively.



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Why Are Healthier Employees Good For Business? 

Healthy employees are more productive, and productivity fuels success! Specifically, here’s why investing in the health and wellbeing of your colleagues is a win-win situation for all.

 

  • Reduced Absenteeism – When employees are healthier, they are less likely to fall ill and take time off work. All in all, this ensures a more consistent workflow and improved operational efficiency.

 

  • Increased Employee Engagement – A healthy workforce is more engaged and motivated. And when employees feel supported and valued, they are more likely to give their best efforts, resulting in higher productivity levels.

 

 

  • Attraction & Retention Of Talent – In a competitive job market, companies that prioritise employee health and wellbeing have a competitive advantage. Offering fresh and healthy food options can attract top talent and contribute to higher employee retention rates. 

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How Can Oasis Coffee & Vending Introduce Healthy Food Into The Workplace?

At Oasis Coffee & Vending, we provide a wide range of options designed to make it easier for businesses to introduce healthy food in the workplace. 

Designed to provide convenient access to nutritious meals, snacks and beverages on the go, our innovative solutions include;

Fresh Food Vending Machines – From packaged sandwiches to fruit cups, our catalogue of fresh food vending machines offer a selection of healthy food and drink options. These machines can be stocked regularly by our British-based team, to ensure the availability of fresh food throughout the day. 

Micro-Markets – Like a mini convenience store in the heart of your office, our Micro-Markets offer a wide range of healthy food products in a self-service format. ‘Grab and go’ in nature, they give your employees the option to browse through a variety of hand-picked fresh produce, protein-packed snacks and hot beverages.

 

If you’re hoping to fuel success amongst your employees, providing fresh and healthy food in the workplace is the way forward! To explore your vending options with Oasis, reach out to our dedicated team today.


July 19, 2023

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