Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Eating healthily at work matters

A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine demonstrated that employees at a large urban hospital who purchased the least healthy food in its cafeteria were more likely to have an unhealthy diet outside of work, be overweight and/or obese, and have risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, compared to employees who made healthier purchases. These findings contribute to a better understanding of the relationship of eating behaviors at work with overall diet and health and can help to shape worksite wellness programs that both improve long-term health outcomes and reduce costs.

Link to full journal release on study led by MGH investigator Anne Thorndike.

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