Don't Make This Mistake In The Breakroom

Office breakrooms are the perfect place to take a short break and grab a pick-me-up snack. If you're trying to decide how to stock your office breakroom, think twice before ordering junk food. 

Did you know office food options have a direct impact on the productivity of employees and the overall experience in the workplace? Studies have shown that companies that offer natural and real snacks for their employees enable active minds in the workplace.

Companies want their employees to perform and do their best work; however, when employees are reaching for junk food, it sets the body up for a quick spike in energy followed by a massive crash. According to one article, giving your employees junk food can cause problems with one's digestive system and weight. Overeating junk food can result in obesity, along with other related diseases. On top of that, junk food has little nutritional value making them empty calorie snacks.

Yet, if you were to fill the break room with real food, it has a different effect. Another study found that "fruit and vegetable consumption predicted greater eudaemonic well-being, curiosity, and creativity at the between- and within-person levels." Providing healthy choices will help with productivity and happiness and will be the right fuel to help employees start their day in the right direction or the perfect snack to push them through the day.

Additionally, here's some information from a Harvard Business Journal report around office productivity: 

"Within the study, participants reported their food consumption, mood, and behaviors over 13 days. Afterward, researchers examined the way people's food choices influenced their daily experiences. Here was their conclusion: The more fruits and vegetable people consumed (up to 7 portions), the happier, more engaged, and more creative they tended to be."

Fruit in the office is one thing, but having fresh, ripe, and seasonal fruit is another story. Sigona's Office Deliveries provides fresh fruit baskets and boxes that showcase the best fruit of each season. The fruit is rich in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants that will keep employees energized and ready for the day. We pride ourselves in delivering high-quality fruit that's delicious and ready to eat. 

The best thing about getting a Sigona's Office delivery is that you can select different add-ons like dried fruit or nuts that are great for a quick, on-the-go snack. If there's a desire for more variety in the breakroom, you can also order yogurt and other dairy options.

Next time you head into your office breakroom, take a look around. Do you see a mix of healthy snacks and junk food? Only junk food? Fruit that's tasteless? Please send us an email and taste the difference with real fruit and other healthy options for the office. Never forget that food is fuel!

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