We are here for our customers: Stories from the field

Posted by Shelby Scholze on 2020-04-01 11:15:00

 

Many of us are doing our part during this challenging time by staying home and limiting our social interactions. Though many offices and buildings have shut their doors for now, our food service teams have remained committed to creating a positive experience for our clients and their employees. 

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Food + Thought: Savor the Inherent Flavor

Posted by Jen Bruning on 2020-03-17 11:15:00

Humans have a natural penchant for salt, fat, and sugar, as these types of foods have been shown to light up reward centers in our brain. No wonder why it’s so difficult to turn down free pizza in the breakroom or donuts at an A.M. meeting!

Five basic tastes influence the vast variety of flavors in our food: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami, or savory. Despite our biological taste temptations, it is possible to enjoy all tastes by savoring the inherent flavor in nutrient-dense foods!

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Gender Equality: Why should we have a gender-equal workplace?

Posted by Shelby Scholze on 2020-03-09 17:45:17

There are many benefits to having a gender-equal workplace. Among these benefits, it allows organizations to hire and retain top talent, build a healthy organizational culture, and increase competitiveness by being a better representation of the customer base. 

A gender-equal workplace is one where all employees are treated equally regardless of gender; have equal access to rewards and opportunities; receive equal pay for equal work; and have equal access to all organizational roles. 

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What's so super about superfoods?

Posted by Edith Clogg on 2020-03-02 17:50:31

We hear a lot about superfoods - kale, flax, quinoa, and many others. But are super FOODS needed to live a super LIFE? What if I don't like kale chips or if we can't pronounce acai yet alone know how to eat it?

I'm Edith Clogg, a dietitian with ISS Guckenheimer, and this years video series, Wellness in 20/20 aims to privide clear vision when it comes to your wellness.

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How Food Impacts the Workday

Posted by Edith Clogg on 2020-02-27 12:15:00

 

We all know the feeling. Your belly is grumbling, patience is wearing thin, you’re tired, unmotivated and cranky. The feeling is so common a phrase has been coined to describe it – “hangry”. A combination of “hungry” and “angry”. And it is indeed a real thing, a biological response to the stress induced by hunger.

Let’s look at the ways employers can can take positive steps to get the very best out of their workers - starting with the impact that hunger has on your day.

 

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Food + Thought: Check Your Pulse(s)

Posted by Jen Bruning on 2020-02-18 21:21:01

Do you have a pulse everyday? We don’t mean a heartbeat- we mean the dry-harvested legumes called Pulses! This month we’ll celebrate Pulse Day, a time to try new foods and old favorites. Here are some familiar, and not-so-familiar pulses to try this month:

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How the Workplace Can Make or Break Your New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by Aleya Harris on 2020-01-29 12:30:00

 

Rules are made to be broken, and resolutions are created to fail. Or are they? The statistics would say yes. Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year Resolutions and eight percent of them are successful in reaching their goal, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychology

Are broken promises to ourselves really the best way to start off the New Year?

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3 Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Health and Wellness Program

Posted by Aleya Harris on 2020-01-21 12:15:00

 

Thanks to research done in recent years, corporate health and wellness programs have been shown to provide far-ranging benefits to both employees and their companies when designed in the correct way. Programs that offer resources to support healthy decision making on the job--like nutritious lunch options, group exercise opportunities, and smoking cessation programs--address workers’ healthcare needs in both the long and short term: daily steps toward healthier lifestyles collectively constitute leaps away from sky-high healthcare costs incurred through preventable illnesses. 

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Food + Thought: A Fool-Proof Healthful Eating Strategy in 2020

Posted by Edith Clogg on 2020-01-16 12:15:00

When it comes to eating well, many of us worry about specific foods, amounts, or timing. The questions often center around:  “Is pasta going to make me gain weight?”  “Do I need to eat after I exercise?”  “I’m trying to lose 20 pounds, should I do keto or go Paleo?”  What if there was a way to eat that was portable, not dependent on your surroundings, or even what is on your plate? There is! It’s eating slowly, instead of scarfing food while typing emails or between meetings, and it can be one of the biggest keys to a healthy weight—and a right view of food.  How can it help?

 

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Food+Thought: Eat Like It's the Holidays Into the New Year

Posted by Jessie Groth on 2019-12-17 17:18:46

Wait...what?? Did I read that right? The holiday season is typically seen as a threat to our healthy eating routines, with plenty of parties, tempting treats, and indulgent foods. While what we eat does matter, how we eat is just as important—and when it comes to the holidays, there are actually many behaviors we get right that should be embraced, celebrated, and carried into the new year.

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