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4imprint White Paper and Podcast Released:
What’s in the Employee Breakroom?
Blue Paper® features employee nutrition and its impact on productivity.
(OSHKOSH, Wis.)— Promotional products retailer, 4imprint releases its most recent podcast and Blue Paper (its own version of a white paper), entitled What’s in the Breakroom?: Employee Diet and Productivity. Featuring research that links nutrition to worker productivity, this Blue Paper offers health-conscious tips and ideas to reducing absenteeism and increasing an employer’s bottom-line.
In a 2006 Personnel Today magazine article by Sally O’Reilly, wellness-solutions company vielife studied 15,000 people in the U.S. and the U.K. Results found that employees with poor nutrition reported 21% more sick-related absences and 11% lower productivity than healthier colleagues. Additionally, in Christopher Wanjek’s book Food At Work Workplace Solutions For Malnutrition, Obesity And Chronic Diseases, it was found that in one year obesity contributed to more than 39.2 million lost work days and 239 million restricted work days.
In response to this convincing data, many companies are making the shift to healthy onsite food offerings, such as nutritional vending machine choices to low-fat cafeteria menu options to nutrition policies that dictate no-donut meetings. And, the rewards are showing themselves in reduced illnesses, chronic diseases and enhanced concentration.
“This Blue Paper sheds wonderful light on the direct relationship between healthy eating and work productivity,” explains Mary Curtin, vp of human resources for 4imprint. “As employers, we have an opportunity to provide a supportive work environment that caters to healthy eating and nutrition through a variety of methods, including offering WeightWatcher® programs, nutritious vending options or even onsite fitness classes. By helping keep our team members well and fit, they live longer, better lives, and we benefit from their increased productivity. It truly is a win-win.”
Blue Paper (4imprint’s version of a white paper) and podcast available for download at http://info.4imprint.com/bluepapers/.
About 4imprint Blue Papers
4imprint Blue Papers are in-depth, how-to articles, distributed to 4imprint customers to help their organizations succeed. Accessible at http://info.4imprint.com/bluepapers/ in both print and podcast forms, Blue Papers are also available on iTunes®. Blue Papers cover popular, cutting-edge business, marketing, human resources and management topics such as podcasting, online social media, search engine optimization (SEO) and experiential marketing.
4imprint is part of 4imprint Group, Plc, a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange, and serves more than 100,000 businesses with its innovative promotional merchandise throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, log on to www.4imprint.com.
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