The results of the study of 5,222 employees across the US suggest that workplaces can play an important role to help ensure access to and promote healthier food options. the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, “Our results suggest that the foods people get from work do not align well with the recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans,” the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said
The researchers analysed the food or beverages employees purchased at work from vending machines or cafeterias or that were obtained for free in common areas, at meetings or at worksite social events.
The researchers say that employers could help their employees eat better at work by using worksite wellness programmes to promote healthy options that are also appealing. Employers could also ensure that foods in cafeterias or vending machines follow food service guidelines, which translate the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans into practical recommendations.