Voice of the Restaurant Industry
Reported by foodem.com, the online wholesale food marketplace-
If you have a conventional desk-job, it’s easy to follow suboptimal eating habits on the job. Running late in the morning? Grab a coffee (or two). Want a boost at mid-day? Grab a Coke from the vending machine. Left-over lunch from the board meeting? Yummy and I’m not even hungry! Is it a Friday? There’s fresh Krispy-Kreme calling your name in the kitchen!
Then there’s possibly the biggest offender of them all: lunch-time. At many offices, it’s routine and even expected to go out and eat together with your colleagues. While building colleague camaraderie is essential, it’s important to be mindful of the health impact of eating frequently at restaurants.
Please note: all items at all restaurants aren’t bad for your health. The point here is that some items at some restaurants are, and eating those items on a regular basis can impact your long-term health in a major way. Here are some items you can watch to minimize that impact:
Many restaurants are embracing consumers’ (and foodies') desires to eat healthier by sourcing fresher, healthier, and local ingredients (Foodem is a big part of this shift–that’s why it’s the only online B2B food marketplace connecting wholesale food buyers with wholesale food sellers). If you’re a restaurant owner who has sourced local food and still see a drop in customers, check out this post.
As a health-conscious consumer, however, it’s important to be aware of the hidden, avoidable downsides to frequently eating at restaurants. Health in the workplace is a topic that’s been getting increased attention–so speak up!