Interact for Health

Wellness program encourages healthy habits with fresh fruits and veggies

(Mar 28th, 2016)

As you know, we here at Interact for Health are passionate about improving people’s health. That starts with our own associates. Our wellness program aims to make it easier for them to have healthy habits. We want to share some of the things we do so that other firms can develop their own wellness practices. First up: our fruit and vegetable delivery program.

It can be hard to eat the two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables every day that are recommended for a healthy diet. In fact, the 2013 Greater Cincinnati Community Health Status Survey found that only 18 percent of Greater Cincinnati adults did so. That’s why Interact provides fresh fruits and vegetables for its staff twice a week. Associates can easily choose a healthy snack of a banana, broccoli, an apple, snow peas and more. The produce costs less than $30 a week.

“We are ultimately changing behavior,” says Elissa Pogue, Healthy Living Committee chair. “This program is an excellent low-cost way to promote mental and physical well-being. Sharing the buying and display of fruits and veggies contributes to a sense of caring, trust and goodwill.”

Does your company have a wellness program? What successes has it experienced? Leave a comment below and let us know!