How Food at Work Makes Employees Happier

Before the holidays, Entrepreneur shared an infographic we put together from a consumer survey we conducted earlier in 2014. In case you missed it, here’s the infographic we’re talking about:

Does it Pay to Feed Employees? An infographic by EAT Club showing providing food increases loyalty, employee happiness, productivity, and delivers great ROI.

While we were super excited to have the infographic catch the eye of a major mag like Entrepreneur, we were even more excited to see the comments that came in afterwards. Namely, that so many people were responding with their own positive experiences about providing food for employees. From the employees themselves mentioning how happy they are to work for companies that feed them, to food program administrators proclaiming that food benefits do indeed work, it was clear that survey data or not, the proof is in the pudding.

Here are just a few of the comments that made us a bit giddy:

“Happy employees equals happy productivity and helps reduce turnovers.” – Marc F.

“Increasing carbs and protein increase dopamine equal happy employees which can increase work power. Also if you are smart choose healthy meals you can increase immune health so spending less money on sick days.” Michelle A.

“Definitely! It can be once a week or twice a month more/less but it’s definitely worth it.” -Ilsa M.

“I have been doing it for 8 years. It does work.” – David S.

“My company offers free lunch everyday and breakfast on Saturdays. In doing this we have seen improvement in health as well as better mood and longevity of employment.” – Fahad S.

“I believe it works fine for everyone. They appreciate it and it means something to them sentimental wise. In return, they don’t spend a whole hour or even more on lunch if they have to go out of the office to get lunch.” – Mpendulo N.

You can read the full Entrepreneur article (and its comments!) here. And of course, if you’re ready to look into providing food to your employees, there’s a Club for that. ;)

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