Nutritionists recommend eating five to nine servings of fruits and veggies every day. For many, that’s a goal rather than a daily dietary habit. The vitamins and minerals in these healthy foods boost energy and productivity levels.
Encourage employees in your office to eat more fruits and vegetables with these helpful tips. With the help of nutrition-related promotional items, eating right doesn’t have to be a chore.
Eat the rainbow
Use your Roy G. Biv knowledge to create a colorful display of fruits in your lobby or breakroom for all to enjoy. To complete your rainbow, use strawberries, clementines, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries and blackberries. To motivate team members, create rainbow checklists where they can cross off the colors as they eat them. If a checklist is complete, reward employees with a fruit-themed promotional item, such as an Apple Slice-It. Having it around will be a great reminder to eat more fruit, while also making a brand impression. Invite people to take some of the rainbow display home or back to their desks by providing a reusable snack container, such as the Quick Push Snack Container or the Snack-In Container.
Blend into smoothies
Smoothies are a delicious way to eat several servings of fruits and veggies at once. Encourage your staff by holding an office taste-off. Have team members create their own blend with at least one serving of fruit and one serving of veggies. Allow everyone to taste and rate the smoothies. Print out copies of the recipes so employees can make them at home, too. You can even provide team members with a Mix and Shake Bottle or Travel Snack Cup as a thank-you for participating. They can use these healthy promotional items to enjoy smoothies anytime. Expand your event by encouraging clients to submit their smoothie recipes. Thank them for participating with an item they can keep in their office kitchen, such as a Cut-It Board and Paring Knife Set or Brush Up Vegetable Brush & Peeler.
Get creative with dessert
Picky eaters may be more willing to try healthy foods if they can hide them in a sweet treat. Chocolate avocado pudding, tomato soup cupcakes and extra-carrot carrot cake are delicious and surprisingly healthy treats. Send out daily emails featuring a different dessert containing fruit and veggies. When an employee makes the healthy dessert and shares a picture (or brings in the treat to share), reward their hard work with a Square Portion Control Container Set or Veggie Spiral-it.
Share the facts
Did you know that eating an apple provides more energy than drinking a cup of coffee? Or that tomatoes are the world’s most popular fruit? Interesting facts like these are fun to share and can help motivate employees to eat more fruits and veggies. Set up stations around the office with fun facts on display and a bowl of the corresponding fruit or veggie. Make the healthy snacks more exciting by displaying them with a fruit or veggie dip in a Dip-It Snack Bowl. Or, prep salads in the Salad Shaker Set or Full Color Salad Shaker and send them home with employees. Then, recipients can recreate these healthy snacks anytime they’d like.
Five to nine servings? No problem!
With these fun tips and nutrition-related promotional items, eating fruits and veggies will be a breeze. By eating better, your employees will feel better and be more productive, and they’ll have you to thank!