Red-handled tongs are stuck in the salad bar bin that contains pimento-stuffed olives.
The tongs for beans have yellow handles.
But for the diced peppers and broccoli?
Green handles. Eat all you want!
The salad bar at Cerner Corp. headquarters showcases a growing trend among employers that offer on-site food service:
They’re using the lunchroom to foster employee health.
In a week in which rich meals and overeating will abound in American homes, it’s timely to note that corporate food service operations are encouraging moderation.
Sure, Cerner workers still can order a burger and fries, but that counter has a red label — as in stop and think about it.
The reason for helping employees make healthy food choices is simple: Healthy employees have better attendance records, cost less to insure and contribute to higher workplace productivity.
Cerner isn’t flying solo on this. At the grab-and-go counter of the coffee shop in the Hallmark Cards headquarters, the prepackaged, low-cal, low-fat lunch entrees have little labels that tout them as healthy choices.
As another eat-right incentive, Cerner and Hallmark both provide price breaks on the designated healthiest entrees of the day.
Of course, companies such as these are the Mercedes-Benz of food service. For many American workers, the lunchroom is a table near some vending machines.
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