The perception that office snacking is bad and has negative health implications for employees is one that has been around for some time. In reality, offering healthy and nutritional office snacks to staff is directly linked to higher productivity in the workplace. Here’s how snacking can help in the office’s efficiency…
Helps maintain energy levels whilst at work
Looking to avoid that 3 pm slump in energy? Most workers will experience a drop in productivity in the afternoon due to low levels of blood glucose. The brain and body are demanding energy in order to perform at their optimal level. Solution? A nutritional snack to bring the body’s blood glucose to a stable level in order to power through the afternoon until dinner time. Keeping your employees performing at their highest potential and allowing them to maximise their goals for the day.
Providing snacks to employees reduces time spent away from their desk
A study by American company staples.com stated that from those surveyed, 50% of respondents reported leaving the office to grab a coffee or a snack at least once a day. Hungry employees can be easily tempted by sugary snacks on offer outside the office. These snacks can lead to a short boost in sugar levels, which will quickly turn to a crash later on. These trips in and out of the office is a disruption not only to the employee themselves but to the entire team. With healthy snacks on offer in the office, why leave?
Improve staff morale
Food makes everybody happy, it’s true, and it also does a great job of bringing people together. There is a direct emotional pleasure that results from consuming food. As we eat, our brain releases neurotransmitters that are directly responsible for our boost in mood. Employees are generally more pleasant to not only each other but clients and customers when they have to access to healthy snack options in the office. This allows for productive and effective collaborations and boosts overall morale. There is also a social benefit in sharing a simple snack with a coworker, allowing an opportunity to build social connections and satisfy a person’s intrinsic need to belong.
Improve Brain alertness and problem solving
There is a reason why they call it brain food. Psychologists suggest those who want to maintain strong brain function and improved cognitive performance should fuel themselves with healthy and nutritious snacks. Low-carb, low sugar office snacks such as nuts, pumpkin seeds, and blueberries are all foods that improve memory, problem-solving, and overall brain power.
Now about those healthy office snacks…here is what we recommend…
Human Bean Co Salt & Vinegar Supreme Faba Beans, light and crunchy air puffed faba beans lightly salted with a hint of vinegar.
Springhill Muesli & Honey Finger Slice, combines whole grains, local honey and dried fruits with a yoghurt swirl.
Health Lab Salted Caramel Protein Balls, salted caramel flavoured protein balls.
Sea Salt Flavoured Serious Good Popcorn, organic certified popcorn cooked in organic coconut oil and lightly seasoned with salt.
In a small business, there is nothing more important than your staff. Providing healthy snack options will ensure your employees have the energy to continue working at their optimum. Keeping employees within the office to collaborate with the team and boosting overall office morale. The increase in productivity will ensure the growth and overall success of the business – you can thank us later!
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