By previous standards, it wouldn’t be considered a meal. It isn’t always consumed at traditional mealtimes or eaten at a table. But according to those between the ages of 18 and 35 (Millennials), it contributes to their daily nutritional needs and functions as a meal.
It is a healthy snack. Millennials are eating a lot of snacks. 92 percent of individuals recently surveyed by Surveygoo said they replace a meal with a snack at least once a week. In addition, 50 percent do it four times a week and 26 percent, do it seven times per week. That is a lot of snacking.
Since Millennials are now the largest segment of the population in the U.S. workforce, Atlanta employers need to reexamine their break room snack, beverage, and food options. At the top of the list of preferred ingredients for healthy snacks are whole grains, real fruit pieces, and also nuts. These healthy ingredients are not just beneficial for Millennials. They are better for everyone. When researching different healthy snack options for your employees, here are three things to consider:
Each of these areas can offer benefits when considered on their own. However, when they are considered as a group, the benefits can reach even further. A snack with healthy ingredients that fulfills nutritional needs, keeps an employee hydrated, and improves mental focus positively impacts that individual’s health as well as increases creativity and productivity. It’s a win-win for everyone.
Have you considered including healthy snacks in your Atlanta office break room? Whether you are just beginning your office break room journey or would like to update your vending machine or micro-market selections, we can help you with that. Contact Southern Refreshment Services at 770-939-9299 for more information.
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