SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The FruitGuys, the pioneer in the employee wellness movement that provides farm-fresh fruit to the American workplace, today announced the creation of National Fruit At Work Day for October 6, 2015. Offices nationwide will receive mini crates of fresh fruit from The FruitGuys to celebrate the importance of healthy snacking in the workplace and to honor the food that successfully fuels a busy day.
National Fruit at Work Day aims to change the way people think about snacking at work and to highlight an easy and healthy solution for employees. A recent national study of 200 businesses conducted by The FruitGuys revealed that 85% of employees want healthy snacks and beverages added to their office kitchen. Furthermore, according to a recent SHRM study*, 70 percent of U.S. employers currently offer a general wellness program, up from 58 percent in 2008. This increase shows that both businesses and employees are thinking more about health, and focused more on how they can bring better snack options into the workplace.
"Eating fruit at work improves mental clarity and increases energy as many fruits protect brain cells, improve memory and provide a natural energy source," said Chris Mittelstaedt, chief executive officer of The FruitGuys. "Despite the numerous benefits, many employees do not have easy access to fresh fruit at the workplace. The FruitGuys is launching National Fruit At Work Day to share the gift of farm-fresh fruit to show just how easy it is for employers to provide healthy snack options to their staff."
Incorporating better snacking options has become a necessity rather than a perk among today's workforce as more than 50 percent of one's daily food intake is at the office. As such, health and workplace wellness initiatives are becoming increasingly more important to businesses and employees.
Starting today and running through October 1, companies interested in providing fresh fruit to their employees can log onto the National Fruit At Work Day website and request a complimentary mini crate of fruit for their office. ***This offer valid while supplies last. Maximum of one mini-crate per office. Offer open to businesses located within the continental U.S., excluding Alaska.
Since its inception in 1998, The FruitGuys has helped to lead the employee wellness movement. The company has grown over the last two decades to become the leading national fruit delivery company that provides fresh fruit daily and weekly to businesses of all sizes throughout the United States.
* Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2015 Employee Benefits study
About The FruitGuys
The FruitGuys is the industry leader in providing farm-fresh produce to the American workplace. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in The San Francisco Bay Area, The FruitGuys has pioneered this fast-growing category that provides viable solutions to the ever-challenging workplace health crisis.
SOURCE The FruitGuys