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Here’s What One Employer Did to Address Nutrition

By Andrea Galloway Smith | March 7, 2018 | Employee Well-Being

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We know that fruits and vegetables are key to a healthy lifestyle, but how many of your employees have access to them?

Employees face many barriers when trying to establish a balanced diet at work. Work location, job responsibilities, and even shifts can all create obstacles to planning and maintaining proper nutrition.

Fresh produce delivered to your office  

HAECO Americas recognized these barriers and sought to provide all employees with access to quality foods. They partnered with The Produce Box to directly impact their NC location’s workforce. The Produce Box delivers fresh produce from farmers across the state straight to your door (or office) every week.

HAECO Americas provides aircraft maintenance, repair services, and aerospace manufactured products to clients. Despite being headquartered at a bustling location, Piedmont Triad International Airport, there are a limited amount of healthy stores in the surrounding area that provides nutritious options. By partnering with The Produce Box, they were able to provide fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheeses to employees while also supporting local NC farmers.

To socialize this new and exciting resource, HAECO Americas did the following:

Creative Advertising

They set up tables in their break room offering free samples of fresh, local fruits and veggies.

Promotion and Education

The Produce Box has two delivery options. Employees could receive their delivery at home or in the office, which is perfect for those who work 2nd or 3rd shifts.  

Incentivizing Participation

The group raffled off free boxes to employees as a prize for employees who stopped by informational sessions to learn more.

Improving Access

The group increased participation by covering the one-year membership fee for employees. They have since decided to renew the membership fee every year. To learn more about HAECO Americas’ wellness program, click here.

To learn more about The Produce Box, click here.

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