We are pleased to announce that Lynn YMCA Youth Center members: Ararat Gebreysus, Kathleen Morales, and Arsema Gebreysus were chosen as winners of the Healthy Lifestyle Essay contest. Wicked Healthy Vending℠ is providing each winner with $100 scholarship to be used towards their tuition for their Summer Youth Center program. See press release.
Although there were three winners chosen, all 13 children received an array of healthy snacks, including, Brothers all natural fruit, Stretch Island organic fruit strips, Nutrigrain bars, Welch’s fruit snacks, Annies’ certified organic snacks, smart pop and baked chips.
It was my honor meeting these enthusiastic and polite children. The Lynn YMCA is doing a great job!
More and more companies across the U.S. are turning to the office vending machine to fulfill state requirements for healthy business certifications.
Along with other holistic approaches to employee well being such as fitness trackers and meditation and mindfulness training via mobile apps, companies are putting their employees well being at the forefront of their concerns.
These days more and more small companies are looking for new ways to encourage healthy living and offer compelling perks to employees without spending a lot of money and time putting together a plan.
The Wall Street Journal has a handy guide that lays out the basic steps you can follow to set up a Wellness Program at your company:
A healthier workforce can provide your business:
- Decreased Health Care Costs
- Better Workplace Morale
- Reduced Absenteeism
- Reduced Overall Costs
- Increased Productivity
- Reduced Sick Leave
- Better Company Loyalty