I was recently speaking with a colleague who also runs a small office and we were talking about what food we provide for our staff.
He said his staff had been buying doughnuts and had now branched out into breakfast tacos!
Five Blocks provides a light lunch – or rather we have a fridge with various ingredients from which one can make their own lunch.
Over the past few weeks I am trying an experiment, purchasing somewhat healthier food to see how people like it.
We are now buying: Fruits, Vegetables, whole grain bread, tuna fish, frozen fish, low-fat yogurt, peanut butter, humus…
We have long been avoiding: Sugary drinks, Sugar-free drinks (we have a water cooler – so people can make their own tea, lemonade, etc.), pizza, hamburgers, doughnuts
Our Nespresso machine is still pumping out great coffee in various varieties including decaf…
Jury is still out on pretzels, tea biscuits, crackers…
Having an influence over what people eat ever day means the company could actually be a good influence on people’s health – we’ll see about that.
The changes we are trying are actually also being influenced by several people in the office who are making a serious effort to eat healthier foods, some avoiding meat, etc.
So far people seem to be happy. I will keep you posted….