Nutrition plays a big role in wellness and private clubs have a direct and immediate influence for both members and staff. If the chef is passionate about health, chances are good he/she will incorporate fresh, seasonal, organic, grass-fed, low fat whole foods in to every menu item whenever possible. Having nutritionists, health coaches and other experts available to the chef will increase member usage and revenues, some examples are as follows:
The chef has a tremendous influence on the health and well-being of the employees as nearly half of the meals eaten by an employee each week comes directly from the club. If employee meals are high in fat, salt, sugar (because it's cheaper to serve left overs and other easy to prepare items) then the club may suffer from higher insurance premiums. In other words, there is an inverse relationship between the kitchen and human resources and one cost may be offsetting the other.
It is imperative the chef develop healthy options for the staff and phase out the unhealthy foods and sugary beverages as a way of increasing productivity, reducing absenteeism & presenteeism and health care costs.
Prevo Health Solutions offers a turn-key and ready to use program to help with creating a Healthy Cafeteria. We offer a wellness portal which provides the staff with certified meal plans and we offer a series of wellness programs that involve eating healthy foods.
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As Socrates said thousands of years ago, "let food be thy medicine".