A healthier diet in the workplace results in healthier workers and a reduction of chronic and costly medical conditions. At a conference, Mediterranean Diet and Workplace Health 2014, last week at The Harvard School of Public Health, physicians, chefs, nutritionists, and leaders in the food service industry presented overwhelming evidence that a "Healthy Plate" leads to healthier workers.
While the Federal government has modified its antiquated health food pyramid somewhat, The Harvard School of Public Health has take a step forward in advocating an even healthier menu. Based on extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and a greater proportion of vegetables and fruit, the healthy plate recognizes the dangers of sugar in the diet of workers.
|This poster is displayed at the cafeteria entrance |
at The Harvard School of Public Health
While workers' compensation is the system that pays for the consequences of an unhealthy workplace, The Healthy Plate program, provides an innovated approach to making it a healthier environment. Healthy eating will limit and possibly avoid the need for workers' compensation in many instances.