Dental cleanings? Check.
Eye exams? Check.
Your benefits include other preventive services — why not the top disease preventer?
Food is Prevention
When healthy foods cost less, people buy more of them and enjoy better health and lower healthcare costs as a result. Poor nutrition is also a leading contributor to presenteeism, which costs businesses 10 times more than absenteeism. So why aren’t healthy food discounts offered alongside benefits like dental and vision insurance? We believe there are a few reasons…
Value + Administration
For employers, effectiveness and implementation matter most.
The claims made by many workplace wellness programs are, unfortunately, unsubstantiated. But that doesn’t mean employers’ efforts to facilitate wellness are never worthwhile. We work with you to determine whether and how nutrition benefits (i.e., discounts on healthy foods for employees) can help your organization.
And rather than requiring full buy-in and complex billing up front, we simplify things. Our bite-sized trials make it easy to sample nutrition benefits with some of your team affordably and with no long-term commitment. If it’s a good fit, we scale from there.
Choice + Privacy
Employees are rightfully skeptical of invasive “wellness” programs.
Nobody wants their boss telling them to eat their broccoli. That’s why our offerings are opt-in only.
When employees choose to participate, they simply enjoy discounts on healthy foods—without forfeiting their privacy. And if they choose not to participate, they continue buying food as they’ve been doing—without being punished.
We make it easy to sample nutrition benefits, measure their impact, and scale them to your team.
“Sampling” in a Nutshell
1. Sign up 👋
You define the scope of your NutritionBenefits Pilot, then we open it up to employees. It can be limited to certain teams or a set number of team members; it’s up to you.
2. Buy + Eat 🥦
3. Feedback 💬
Employees submit feedback on perceived well-being which we deidentify and combine with team-level feedback…
4. Assess 📉
Managers submit feedback on team-level performance which we use to measure impact and determine next steps: extending the pilot, ending it, or launching a full-on program.
What Experts are Saying about Food as Prevention*
*These quotes do not refer to NutritionBenefits.org specifically but rather to food as prevention / medicine in general. We have no affiliation with these experts and have linked to the original sources.
“Food can and should be used as a medical intervention to prevent chronic illness or to mitigate the symptoms and complications that accompany the diagnosis of diet-related and other chronic diseases. …All payers, both public and private, should integrate food and nutrition services into preventive care.” (Food is Prevention: The Case for Integrating Food and Nutrition Interventions into Healthcare)
Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., Dr.P.H.
“These food as medicine approaches are gaining real traction. If pilot studies are implemented and work, there’s a very real chance you could in the near future go to the doctor, a doctor could write a prescription for food, and an insurance company will pay for part.” (Popular Science)
We’d love to discuss how nutrition could benefit your organization…
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