Diet is the biggest driver of chronic disease, yet most corporate wellness programs focus exclusively on physical activity to drive change. Fitness challenges and activity trackers can be great tools for getting employees interested in their health, but wellness managers must look to longer term solutions to change health outcomes.
Unfortunately, our food environment is a toxic one. Within that environment an individual has to make 226 food related decisions a day (Wansink, Mindless Eating). Making that number of decisions creates decision fatigue, which means we’re more likely to choose the unhealthy option more often than not.
Behavioral economics has revealed to us ways in which small changes in our environment can have profound effects on our individual choices. When we change our food environment, we can positively affect the kinds of decisions we make about food.
In this session two leading employers will share their revolutionary approaches to revamping their corporate environment to encourage employees to make more health centric decisions regarding their food selection.
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