Even if you haven’t heard of the term “snack meal,” you’ve likely experienced it. A snack meal is a healthy snack eaten in place of a traditional meal, and more and more people are incorporating them into their diet. For example, according to a recent survey performed for Farm Rich, the average Atlanta employee consumes five snack meals each week and is likely to eat their snack meals instead of lunch. Atlanta is looking for healthy vending meals.
Shannon Gilreath, Director of Marketing at Farm Rich, shared that “People are no longer feeling bound to the traditional three meals a day, which gives them more variety and time back to do the things they enjoy most, and for many, that doesn’t involve a ton of time in the kitchen, especially on busy days.”
Millennials are the most likely to believe that “three standard meals a day is a thing of the past”. Older generations look at snacks as a way to curb cravings. Millennials use snacks as way to refuel without needing a lot of time to sit down and eat it. Snack meals need to be easy and quick to prepare and portable.
Farm Rich’s survey found that the top healthy choices are cheese, crackers, fruit, chips, nuts, veggies, yogurt, and pretzels. The right combination of these healthy options will enable employees to create small meals. These snack meals will meet their own unique nutritional needs.
One way Atlanta employers can help their employees offer healthy snack meals. They can provide this in their break room with vending machines or micro-markets. Access to healthy, onsite options will save your employees time. It also provides employees with the fuel they need to recharge, giving them the energy to have a productive day.
If you’d really like to give your Atlanta employees a boost, consider offering Pantry Service – their wallets will thank you. Pantry Service provides snacks, food and drinks to employees at no cost to the employee and is a valuable employee benefit. For more information about customizing the right healthy vending machine or micro-market menu for your employees, contact Southern Refreshment Services at 770-939-9299.
Contact us today to get a quote for our micro market, vending, pantry, and other services. We look forward to helping you find the perfect solution for your business!