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Chez Workplace: Study Links Teaching Kitchens to Good Employee Wellbeing and Health Behavior Outcomes

Chez Workplace: Study Links Teaching Kitchens to Good Employee Wellbeing and Health Behavior Outcomes

A study investigating the feasibility of workplace teaching kitchens, and the outcomes that might result from integrating them with other types of health behavior interventions, may herald a new and important movement for employee wellbeing programs. The Teaching Kitchen Collaborative — led by the Culinary Institute of America and Harvard TH Chan School of Public […]

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  June 27, 2017   No comments
Healthy Workplace Food Is Served, Not Force-Fed

Healthy Workplace Food Is Served, Not Force-Fed

Resistance to offering healthy workplace food options — whether it’s raised by cafeteria operators, vending machine operators, or company leaders — is often based on a myth that assumes employees demand unhealthy food, and don’t want healthy unprocessed food. A new survey provides some evidence that it’s time we toss this myth down the garbage disposal. According to the 2017 […]

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  May 30, 2017   No comments
Washington Post Gets the Scoop on Office Candy Bowls

Washington Post Gets the Scoop on Office Candy Bowls

Candy bowls at work — social lubricant for some, diet disaster for others. The Washington Post recently took a deep dive into office candy bowls, uncovering their influence over co-workers and citing some caloric implications, as well. Some data points from the article: We secretly tracked how quickly candy disappeared from a jar in The Post graphics department for […]

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  February 18, 2017   No comments
The Best Wellness Thing an Employer Can Do?

The Best Wellness Thing an Employer Can Do?

 Last summer, I offered up my family as guinea pigs for a local Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA). As the leader of an employee wellness program, I was considering creating a partnership with the CSA to have shares of their harvest delivered to employees directly at work, and I wanted to check it out myself, […]

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  January 11, 2017   1 comment
Food at Work. It’s a Thing.

Food at Work. It’s a Thing.

I recently celebrated ten years at my current job. I started in the thick of the holiday season. My first day, a co-worker came over to my cubicle to offer me a gooey chocolate confection she was serving off a piled-high tray. “Wow, what a classy holiday treat!” I thought. Another co-worker left a tray of Italian […]

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  January 6, 2017   No comments