Research has shown that good nutrition can help lower the risk of many chronic diseases including heart disease, stroke, some cancers, diabetes, and osteoporosis. A workplace nutrition program encourages healthy eating among all employees, emphasizing fruits and vegetables and whole grain products; low fat dairy products, lean meats, poultry, fish, and legumes; and small amounts of salt, sugar, and saturated fat.
Research has shown that a healthy diet and good nutrition can:
Promote weight management and reduce the risk of obesity
Reduce the risk of developing high cholesterol, or reduce cholesterol in those who already have high cholesterol
Reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and
Reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure or reduce blood pressure in those who already have high blood pressure
Counseling interventions help individuals acquire the skills, motivation, and support they need to alter their eating and food preparation habits. Counseling advice includes self-monitoring, overcoming barriers to selecting healthy foods, goal-setting, shopping and food preparation, role playing, and social support
Health risk appraisals (HRA) or employee health surveys should be used in combination with individualized clinical assessment, counseling on nutrition, and follow-up for health behavior change.
We consult to workplaces from large corporate entities to small business and community groups.