FINANCIAL IMPACT OF EMPLOYEE WELLNESS
$2.2 trillion annual loss in the United States (12% of GDP)
Costs of chronic disease
Costs of work-related injuries and illnesses
Costs of work-related stress
Costs of disengagement at work
Source: Global Wellness Institute via Milken Institute, UC-Davis, EU-OSHA, Gallup
Happy Food Workshops
Our wellness programs are created for busy people who work in an office type setting. The goal is to teach people how to eat for themselves and how to make easy, healthy meals. It can be as simple as how to make 10-minute dinners to more complex subjects like Gut Health, Mental Clarity, and Low-Inflammation Eating. We simplify overwhelming subjects and show how to take action by preparing something together in our mobile kitchen. Every event offers a handout that includes multiple recipes—one of which is demonstrated on site. We take a “shop, pack and prep” approach to help attendees to understand each step along the way.
“It doesn’t have to be hard” is our motto and we live it by creating quick and simple recipes and offering “grocery store hacks” to simplify the process. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard, tasteless or time consuming if you know what you are doing. And after a Happy Food MN event your employees will know what they are doing!
As an Integrative Nutrition Coach and Chef, Anna has combined behavior and flavor. Because, whatever the goal, it isn’t going to work if someone doesn’t DO it. True wellness is understanding how food and behavior affect the body and the mind, and being able to apply it to daily life choices. We train people how to create a healthy lifestyle and eat in a way that works for them.
Working with Happy Food Minnesota will ensure that your health care costs will go down and employee productivity will rise. When employees are empowered to take ownership of their health they are less likely to require doctors visits. Mental health (anxiety & depression), chronic diseases and autoimmune diseases are the leading cause for health care these days. Many of these symptoms can be managed through diet and lifestyle. Our programs are the first step toward healing.
Providing wellness programs is also an excellent employee benefit that enhances your company culture and makes employees feel valued.
Wellness program effectiveness
According to a survey by the Global Wellness Institute, many employers are investing in wellness programs and have seen positive results from their efforts to build a culture of health including healthcare savings, more engaged workers and, possibly, lower risk of injury.
of employers offer a wellness program.
of employers said workplace wellness programs reduced their organizations’ healthcare costs.
Return on investment
is $1.50 to $3 per dollar spent over a two- to nine-year timeframe for well-designed wellness programs.
Source: Global Wellness Institute