70% of U.S. Employers Now Offer Wellness Programs To Employees - HealthyYOU Vending Machines Play A Crucial Role In Increasing Productivity & Lowering Healthcare Costs.

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Healthy vending machines are a simple way to provide employees with healthy food and drink options in the workplace while supporting wellness program objectives.

HealthyYOU Vending offers healthy vending machines to companies at no cost, supporting employee wellness programs.

HealthyYOU Vending offers state-of-the-art healthy vending machines that enable employees to choose from 21 snack and 8 drink selections.

Harvard Business Review's "What You Eat Affects Your Productivity," argues that they types of food we eat throughout the workday directly influence our cognitive performance.

As healthcare costs for employers have ballooned over the last 15 years in the U.S. (an increase of 6.5 percent in 2016 alone), employers are establishing preventive measures such as wellness programs as a way to reduce overall healthcare costs while improving employee wellness.

Forbes recently reported that 70% of U.S. employers currently offer wellness programs, and that every $1 spent on wellness yields an ROI of $1.50. Offering nutritional food options in the workplace is one of the first steps taken by many company wellness programs. Even companies that don’t have the resources to promote full-scale wellness programs are taking baby steps toward improving overall employee health ,such as offering nutritious food options for employees at work.

Offering nutritional food options in the workplace, easily accomplished by installing a healthy vending machine, is quickly becoming one of the first steps taken by many company wellness programs. HealthyYOU Vending, the nation’s leading healthy vending company, has been providing employers with healthy vending machine options since 2007 as part of their Healthy Vending at Work Initiative. The benefit of providing a HealthyYOU Vending machine to employees comes at no cost to the company housing the vending machine. Currently, there are over 2,000 healthy vending products available to employers that have a HealthyYOU vending machine at their place of business including low-calorie, vegan, gluten-free and organic options.

Harvard Business Review's "What You Eat Affects Your Productivity," argues that the types of food we eat throughout the workday directly influence our cognitive performance. According to the article, "If you're serious about achieving top workplace performance, making intelligent decisions about food is essential."

The Mayo Clinic also supports the findings that a healthy diet can improve concentration, problem-solving skills and productivity, while eating junk food can decrease mental clarity and job performance. Poor diet habits can also lead to increased fatigue, mental irritability and higher levels or stress and depression.

In order to help employers make healthy lunch and snack options a more achievable goal, HealthyYOU Vending has recently begun offering employers another way to keep workers on-site instead of running out of the office to get something to eat. With the optional entrée/side dish vendor, employees can have access to a variety of entrées, soups, chili, stews, pasta dishes, hot & cold cereals, fruit cups, desserts and more.

Inc. Magazine’s “8 Ways to Promote Wellness in the Workplace” also lists Hone Hunger Options as #6 on its list, suggesting sodas and junk food be replaced with nuts, dried and fresh fruit, and other healthy options. Including a healthy vending machine at your place of business is viable part of any company wellness program.

For information about how to request a HealthyYOU Vending machine for your company at no cost, go to HealthyVendingAtWork.com. All HealthyYOU Vending machines are made in the U.S., are ADA compliant, and provide 21 different healthy snack options plus 8 drink selections. The customer friendly machines are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art cashless vending technology capable of accepting Google/Mobile Wallet, Apply Pay & PayPal Mobile, as well as other devices.

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HealthyYOU Vending is the world leader in the healthy vending industry. Founded by seasoned vending veterans Mike Burnett and Jeff Marsh, their corporate offices are located in Kaysville, Utah. All company vending machines are privately manufactured in the United States at a state-of-the-art facility. For more information about HealthyYOU Vending, go to healthyyouvending.com.

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