My company recently hosted a wellness seminar called “Eating for Health” led by nutritional counselor Doug Albert. Simply put, we couldn’t be more happy with how it went. As a privately held company with a self funded insurance program covering over 1,000 lives, we take the health of our employees and their families very seriously. It not only makes for happier and more productive employees, but it also impacts our bottom line. The multi part seminar led by Doug helped our employees make smarter and more informed decisions when it comes to the types of foods they eat and the manner in which they eat them. Beyond the content itself, Doug’s delivery style is second to none. He connects with his audience by listening to their concerns and carefully ‘reading’ the audience rather than delivering a canned speech that comes off as one sided or unadaptable. Because of the success of Doug’s series of seminars, we are now exploring ways we can further introduce nutrition into our portfolio of wellness programs company wide.
Gene and the good folks at Clark’s Food Service Equipment allowed me the opportunity to teach several Nutrition Classes to their employees. These were 1 hour classes (4 sessions) and involved 35 participants each. The topics ranged from overall “Eating for Health,” “Colorful Carbohydrates,” “Healthy Fats & Proteins,” and “Sustainable Nutrition.” Interestingly enough, most of the employees involved in the classes were in their 20’s. It spoke to the nutritional confusion that exists in America and the desperate desire by all ages to bust the nutritional myths that are making our country fat, sick, and tired. Each class included a well constructed/healthy meal prepared by Clark’s corporate chef, a PowerPoint slide presentation, and a Q&A session. As corporations strive for improved production by way of healthier employees, it’s my hope that nutritional education will become a staple of corporate training. Maybe your company is next?