Smart employers are using fruit at work to help boost productivity and improve morale
Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) April 23, 2013
In honor of Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 it’s a good time to remember that fresh fruit provides benefits like increased energy and longer productivity for employees. In a recent report by the National Heart Foundation of Australia it was stated that healthy eating directly affects a worker’s ability to be effective and also helps improve concentration. The report was part of a ten step healthy action plan for employees to follow, which also included information about daily exercise and stress management.
Fresh fruit can also give workers the essential nutrients needed for each day. Author and nutritionist Cynthia Sass stated in a recent article on Huffington Post that “each nutrient performs unique functions. In other words, vitamin C can't carry out potassium's job, and the protection lycopene (an antioxidant found in tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefruit) offers differs from that of anthocyanins (found in dark berries, black beans and eggplant).” She added that, “Gobbling up different types of nutrients each day helps optimize wellness, and offers more head to toe protection against aging and disease.”
Tom O'Connor, owner of Market Fresh Fruit in Seattle, Washington, believes that workers “need help staying healthy.” He said that “Smart employers are using fruit at work to help boost productivity and improve morale. More importantly, office fruit delivery helps to engage employees in healthy behavior changes by improving eating habits. In fact more companies are using their safety budgets to internally fund healthy eating while on the job.” Tom O’Connor, added, “At every company I've worked for these folks are the "glue" that keeps the office humming. I lost my fear of learning basic office software by looking over my admin's shoulder. On more than one occasion I enlisted their help at the last minute to get the job out-the-door that day by 5:00PM, and they always did so with a smile for both me and our co-workers. They are a company’s front line and they need help staying healthy. More often than not, they're tied to their desks and not getting enough healthy foods and breaks.”
Market Fresh Fruit is a Seattle, WA based company that delivers premium quality, local fruit to the workplace. Since 2010, Market Fresh Fruit is Seattle's only taste-tested fresh fruit delivery service and is recommended by clients at Fisher Radio, Creative Circle Staffing, and Crane Aerospace. Market Fresh Fruit is owned by Tom O'Connor. Every week their Eat Healthy at Work program delivers just delicious fruit to over 8,000 Seattle area workers helping employers increase productivity and morale, while lowering employee benefit costs by offering workers a healthy snack over candy or empty white carbs like muffins or bagels.
For more information on Market Fresh Fruit and for a free fruit tasting, please contact Tom O'Connor at 206-304-2464. Also visit the website at marketfreshfruit.com for more information.