Vancouver, Canada, October 02, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month. Previously a single week event, it is now a four-week event designed to introduce workplace health to organizations and reward those who already have programs in place.
Studies are showing that healthcare costs are growing at twice the rate of inflation in Canada. Heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and mental illness are costing the Canadian economy and company’s big money every year. Stress, long hours, poor nutrition and inactivity are huge contributors. http://www.nqi.ca/newsevents/details.aspx?ID=666
One Canadian company saw the potential to help other companies improve the health of their employees with good nutrition. Licious Living is meeting the need of companies and individuals in Vancouver and Toronto for healthy, balanced meals with the convenience and prompt service traditionally found only in fast food restaurants.
People repeatedly site the lack of time they have to organize meals as one of the most stressful aspects of today’s fast paced lifestyle. Eliminating the need for grab and go food isn’t always possible, due to hectic lives and demanding workplace environments. We can however eliminate the detrimental affects that unhealthy, pre-prepared foods are having on our health. Licious takes fast food to the next level. “It’s all in the use of fresh ingredients, the care that goes into the meal preparation and balancing the nutrients”, says Katie Rodgers of Licious Living. “And then getting the food to the consumer in a convenient way”.
Workplace programs range from delivering delicious, healthy meals for lunches and meetings, to personal meal delivery service to employees homes. “Our mandate is to make healthy eating easy, convenient and enjoyable for individuals and corporations alike”, states Rodgers. Meal programs can be tailored to suit personal needs including; weight loss, learning a more balanced diet, changing eating habits to address a health issue, or simply for the convenience and benefits that having healthy meals prepared and delivered brings.
The first Licious retail store recently opened in one of Vancouver’s busiest office towers, and busy office workers have been flocking to the shop to pick up delicious, healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
Companies are increasingly paying attention to their employees’ well being, recognizing the impact that this has on the health of their business.
They know that healthy employees are more likely to treat their customers well, are more likely to stay with the company long term, and are more productive and efficient. http://www.nqi.ca/newsevents/details.aspx?ID=666
Companies are also recognizing the challenge employees face juggling work with healthy lifestyle choices, and they are stepping in to assist through the promotion of wellness in the workplace. Licious Living co-owner Katie Rodgers says, “We were pleasantly surprised at how many companies felt it was a priority to help their employees make healthy and nutritional lifestyle choices and were ready to invest in their employees’ wellbeing.” Licious works with companies such as Workplace Wellness Solutions; Truehealth Wellness; HealthWise, Flight Centre; Kids & Co and Bombardier to provide healthy meals for their organizations.
Licious Workplace programs include:
Healthy Meal Delivery to employee homes or offices
Wellness at Work - educational sessions and lunch ‘n learns
Nutrition information, recipes, health tips and articles for company communications
Wellness Resources (newsletters, employee website etc).
Employee incentive programs
Online health tracking and corporate health risk assessment at myliciousliving.com
October promotes fostering a positive workplace culture. In a healthy workplace, people want to come to work. Productive and satisfied? That's Licious Living’s kind of employee.
For more information on Licious Living, please contact Katie Rodgers at 604 685 6472, 1.877.770.3663