09 Jan Why Snacks in the Workplace are Important
We love working with many different workplaces and offices to install their vending machines. However, we realize that many people do not realize the importance of snacks, especially while you are working. Providing access to convenient, healthy snacks will keep your employees happy and your business thriving. There are many different reasons that snacking is especially important while working.
Improved Concentration and Attitude
Everyone knows how difficult it is to be working while you are hungry. When you are working on an empty stomach, all you can think of is the fact that you want to eat instead of concentrating on the task that you’re supposed to be working on. Having a snack can help keep you focused. People are also more creative and thoughtful after they have eaten, so the quality of work will also improve.
Being hungry can also worsen behavior and attitudes. When a person has not eaten for a while, they tend to become what is jokingly referred to as “hangry”. They tend to become frustrated quicker and more difficult to work with.
When employees skip meals or do not eat when they are supposed to, they tend to overeat during normal eating hours. Many people often miss breakfast or do not have a mid-morning snack, so when it is time to have lunch, they eat more than they should. Overeating is a very unhealthy habit, especially in most workplaces where employees are sedentary for a majority of the workday.
Snack vending also gives your correct serving size proportions, so your employees will not overeat while they snack. When snacks are not proportional to the serving size, employees may not realize the number of calories that they are consuming. Vending machines give the correct serving size for each snack, so that your employees get the right amount of calories.
Promote Healthy Eating
Our blog has already discussed the trend of healthy snacks in the workplace. This is such an important topic, that it should be repeated. When you supply your employees with healthy vending options, they are more likely to be healthy in general. When your workplace offers healthier options, your employees will often choose these options over chips, candy, or other snacks that can harm their health.
Healthier snacks also keep your employees satisfied for much longer. Make sure that you provide snacks with higher protein concentrations. Make sure that you offer items that contain nuts or seeds instead of items that are higher in carbs and sugars.
Make snacks easily accessible for your employees, because it improves their health and it helps your business. When your employees are happier, they want to do better work for your business. If you want to create a nice perk for your employees, consider offering free vending for your company. This will make food easier for your employees to access, and they will be more willing to be eating the snacks that their bodies need throughout the day. Your business can succeed with great snack vending.