Research shows that good employee health and wellbeing boosts organisational health.
It’s simple. Healthy workers equal healthy organisations equal healthy business performance.
Healthy workers are more productive, they have fewer sick days, and are almost three times more effective than their unhealthy colleagues (Medibank Private 2005)
When it comes to the costs of ill-health to businesses, Australia has a big problem on its hands: 96% of working age Australians have at least one chronic disease risk factor (unhealthy eating, physical inactivity, alcohol, and smoking), and 72% have multiple risk factors. We know that the workplace can contribute to some of these risk factors, through sedentary work and work-related stress. The cost of presenteeism (not being fully productive at work due to illness or other medical conditions) alone is over $34 billion per year, with unhealthy lifestyles identified as one of the top four causes of presenteeism in Australia.
The numbers can send you into a spin, but our interest lies in helping companies implement tailored nutrition and wellness programs that support the health and wellbeing of their people - at both an organisation and individual level.
We do this in two ways:
1. Nutrition@Work phone-based consultations.
Since creating this new service for Australia workplaces in 2014, our dietitians have helped more than 2,000 people better manage issues such as over-work, stress, poor food choices, time limitations, exercise, poor habits and poor digestion. The appeal of this service is that issues can be addressed early or as they arise, and the availability of appointments during work hours.
2. Corporate wellness packages.
Having worked with hundreds of corporate organisations across Australia and New Zealand, we can provide services like nutrition seminars, café menu reviews or our highly sought after 15 minute super-charged nutrition clinics or tailor something to meet the needs of your organisation and your most important resource - your people.
Some organisations we’ve worked with: