Workplace Wellbeing

Your employees are your greatest resource. More businesses are becoming interested in the role food plays in our lives and realising the effects of poor diet and how this affects not only our bodies, but our minds and relationships. Obesity is rife.

Why food?

Understanding food, the role it plays in our lives can be complex. We spend so much time at work and food is a powerful resource and an understanding of it could boost productivity, engagement and reduce sick leave. Managers often are tasked with considering wellbeing, food can be an easy win in this area.

What we offer:

Seminars and workshops

Why not opt for our popular Seminar and workshop based sessions. Exact content will depend on your company needs. Low cost per head. Here are just a selection of examples:

Plan Eat Well for Productivity, Solving the meal planning nightmare, Mind your food – healthy food for the brain, how food influences mood, Using food as a business tool, The Food Jigsaw – how food influences, sleep, social, stress, energy and much more…

A 6 week programme is also available with a selection of topics, discussed with you.

goal setting…

Each workshop involves goal setting, meaning that changes are more likely to be adopted.

Mini challenges – health, weight, sleep, stress, exercise, habits.

Healthy cooking demonstrations

Online cooking demonstrations to show how easy it can be to incorporate healthy meals into your life. Popular topics such as Drop the Diet and Eat Well, Full of Beans, 5 A Day. These are fun and practical, recipe booklets are provided.

Online cookalong

These can encourage staff to be interactive and engender team building and problem-solving.

Food Coaching

Small group courses or individual. Staff will complete a questionnaire and food diary to bring along with them as a starting point.

Programmes with a Challenge

Challenges can be related to diet, general lifestyle, weightloss. Normally over 3 months.

Three month programme and mini challenges for employees. We use employee questionnaires and food diaries. Several workshops, seminars and challenges.

Strategies

A more long-term strategic approach. Using discussions to set objectives. To develop a core strategy and implementation. Focusing on employee commitment and involvement.

Please contact us to find out more, we’d love to speak to you about this important area.

Look after your employees.

Employee wellbeing programmes with a food focus, how they help your employees.

Food affects our whole wellbeing, from physical to mental health. It is inextricably tied to our social needs and our self-concept. Tackling what we eat enables us to feel so much better, full of energy, and emotionally more stable.

We spend most of our waking hours at work and this affects what we eat and the time we have to shop, prepare and eat at home and out of home. Food can be a powerful tool to keep us healthy and promote long-term good health. It’s the one thing we have the most influence over.

Your employees:

  • Do they eat well, every day?
  • Are they happy?
  • Are they the correct weight?
  • Do they exercise regularly to keep fit?
  • Are stress and anxiety levels low?
  • Do they get enough sleep?
  • Do they find time to get things done?
  • Do they really love coming to work?

Any negative responses to the above WILL affect engagement, productivity, profits, motivation, absenteeism, employee retention and the physical and mental health of your employees. This could be costly to your business.

Often employees want to eat more healthily but feel things get in their way, like lack of time, not knowing how to prepare healthy meals, feeling drawn and tempted to calorie-ridden treats too often.  Access to decent, tasty, healthy food can also be an issue.

Over processed, packaged, refined foods are so readily available and convenient.  What we eat at lunch affects us for the rest of the day.

So how do businesses achieve all this? 

By working with Plan Eat Well, businesses will have the support they need.  What managers need to understand is that it is not just a case of explaining what healthy eating is, or providing a few recipes and expecting employees to change their eating habits – it is more complex than that. Plan Eat Well can help with these areas and more.  Our services will support your company and employees. You can start off with a simple seminar and take it from there, but if you really want long lasting permanent changes, then consider a longer term strategy by working with us.

Let us here at Plan Eat Well help you to help your employees.

Why food focused wellbeing?

We focus on and use the tool of food, as it is the easiest tool for an employee to use to change quickly and see improvements and results.

YES, we don’t just give out information, we use behaviour change strategies and science to change thoughts, habits and lifestyle.

You spend time and money looking after your resources (buildings, cars, equipment). Isn’t it time to look after your greatest resource, your people?

Testimonials

  • ‘I was delighted to commission Caroline from Plan Eat Well, for a wellbeing and healthy eating session. Caroline had a wonderful ability to connect with her audience and her natural empathy and warmth ensured her audience felt comfortable asking questions.  Her talk was punchy and focused on practical applications and didn’t drown us in facts and details. 
  • Because it was engaging and thought provoking, it and made me think how to improve my health and I am using her practical tips in my day to day life.
  • I would highly recommend Caroline if you’re looking for a great presentation on wellbeing.’ Claire Collett, Develop Grow Achieve Ltd

Very engaging and informative  

We could all do with reminding how to live healthier lives when it comes to food.  There is so much temptation and misinformation out there.  I love food and cooking and have an interest in it, but many employees working from home may have got into bad habits.  We need to use any extra time we have at home from not commuting or going out so often to cook more meals from scratch using healthy ingredients. For us, running a great business starts with healthy and happy employees. Caroline’s presentation from Plan Eat Well on Eating Well highlighted some pitfalls and how to overcome them.  Wendy S., Industry Insights

Caroline from Plan Eat Well did a presentation on Eating Well and gave some common sense practical tips and explained some useful points we could all do with considering.  Her presentation was very engaging.  Informative, confirming some things and I also learnt about new areas to think about. Her knowledge and enthusiasm gives us the ability to be able to plan our health even when working from home. Superb session, I feel a learnt a lot and my diet will definitely improve as a result.  Excellent, really well delivered with good practical advice.   Joanne Brown, ESOL Tutor

Working at healthy eating

The workplace is the perfect place to raise awareness and influence behaviours towards healthy eating.  Employers are responsible for the health and safety of their workers while they are at work, but if they are then participating in unhealthy practices out of work, this will impact their performance at work. 

Often people are dismissive of the role food plays in their work lives, seeing it as just a fuel for energy, but it is ultimately responsible for their general wellbeing.

So if we focus on employees who do eat a well- balanced healthy diet, what benefits does this have for the employee and employer?  Some of the business benefits:

  • Feel the effects of stress less.
  • Anxiety levels are lower.
  • Mood tends to be more positive and happy.
  • Motivation levels higher.
  • Improved morale.
  • Energy levels tend to be higher.

This is all because their bodies are being well served by all the benefits of healthy eating:

A healthy diet is a good way of lowering the risk of some of the common 21st century diseases, such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

We’d love to speak to you about this important area. Look after your staff. email caroline@planeatwell.com

Email: caroline@planeatwell.com

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