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Human Resources Taken Action on Employees Poor Diets

Has Your HR Department Started Monitoring Your Diet?

Several Human Resources departments at companies across the US have made the controversial move of pulling the plug on their employees' diets laden with sugar and fat, at least while they're in the office. Donut themed breakfasts and processed food-filled vending machines are falling out of mode in favor of more natural and nutritious goodies.

According to BusinessWeek, HR employees have been spending time together learning "how to implement lean-worker campaigns, biggest-loser contests, and strategic-eating seminars." Has your HR department started cracking down yet?


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Meike Meike 9 years
Not so much as monitoring any one individual's diet as they are implementing fun healthy activities/programs for people who want to be involve.
Ryot Ryot 9 years
Man, I *wish* my HR would do this! My husband and I both work in the video game industry, so long hours and unhealthy “crunch food” are the norm, especially during the summer as we rush to ship games for Christmas. I’m on a restrictive diet because of a health condition (no sugar = no donuts!) and he’s trying to lose weight, so “more natural and nutritious goodies” would certainly be welcomed. Most people at my office are pretty thin and most people at his work out (they just opened a gym on-site), so I don’t see HR stepping up on this one. It won’t happen unless enough employees demand it. Until then I’ll just keep bringing fruit from home.
mlen mlen 9 years
they order salads and fruit sometimes to go along with lunches and such- but other then that they don't really do much
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
We don't have an HR department either.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
we don't have an HR department...
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
They replaced one of the vending machines with healthier foods a while ago. Other than that it's up to us to make our own choices.
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 9 years
Nope, we still have the same donuts and Noah's Bagels every Monday. However, they have added fruit platters into the breakfast mix too. Sadly, there should be changes to the offerings because many of the administrative staff at the firm are very overweight. :(
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