Why and How to Implement Healthy Vending at Your Workplace
You know that healthy snacks are good for your employees, but did you know that they can actually be good for business too? A study in Population Health Management found that eating unhealthily is linked with a 66 percent increased risk of loss of productivity. That’s a major blow to your bottom line! Besides a significant increase in productivity and profits, here are some other reasons to add a healthy vending machine to your place of business:
Decreased Cost of Health Insurance
A study in the American Journal of Health Promotion found that employees who participate in any kind of wellness related activities were admitted to hospitals less and when they were admitted, their hospital stays were shorter. Another study in the journal Health Affairs found that medical costs fall about $3.27 for every dollar spent on wellness programs.
It’s FREE and You Could Even Make Money
Yes, you read that correctly. These machines are free to your business and you may even be eligible to receive a commission on the snacks purchased from the machine. You can arrange this with your local distributor.
Wellness Initiatives = More Employee Retention
Hiring new employees can really put a dent in your budget. Even an $8/hour employee can cost a company around $3,500 in turnover costs, both direct and indirect. It makes sense that employees who feel cared for at their current company will stay with that company longer. Employees in a recent study reported benefitting from improved physical health, reduced stress and increased financial benefits from wellness program participation. Find the study here.
How it Works
Once you contact us to get more information (do that here), we’ll help get you in touch with your local distributor. Your distributor will work with you to determine the best place for your machine and customize the available snacks. Your HealthyYOU Vending distributor will stock your machine with a wide variety of all-natural, organic, low-calorie or low-fat snack and drink choices.
Take It One Step Further
Once a HealthyYOU Vending machine has been installed at your location, increase the benefits with these ideas:
- Appoint a team leader to your workplace wellness staff, or create a workplace wellness team if you don’t already have one.
- Consider offering employee and customer incentives, such as meal deals, discounts for employees working late, or every 100th vend free.
- Know your audience: if your customers and employees request certain items, be sure to let your distributor know! You can even request kosher and gluten-free options.
HealthyYOU Vending is the right choice for companies and their employees and customers. Learn more about having a high-tech, user-friendly HealthyYOU Vending Machine placed in your business or workplace at no cost by one of our reliable local distributors.