eating is an eternal topic. For office workers, most of the time spent in the enterprise, canteen not only affects personal health, but also related to the company culture and work efficiency. Recently, a survey conducted by a food service company headquartered in Germany found that “good meals” were far ahead of the “annual bonus”, “free fitness” and “providing opportunities for further education” among the company’s welfare benefits. The previous survey of a large recruitment website in China also showed that “canteen” has become one of the important factors affecting the employer’s brand. Big companies like

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have launched catering benefits.

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have become the symbol of many technology companies as a kind of welfare in the most lively Silicon Valley in the United States. The famous Internet company Google’s employee meal has been named “the legend of the canteen world”, and the company’s philosophy is that “employees can’t eat without food within 200 feet.” Google headquarters has more than 20 canteens, covering Japanese food, Chinese food, Indian food, Italian food and other flavors. Chefs are hired from star rated restaurants with high salaries, and all meals are free. Facebook’s canteen is no better than Google’s, and it is self owned by the company, with special nutritionists responsible for catering.

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GE company has been implementing a project called “health first” to help employees solve health problems. One of the most important items is diet. Each dish in the Ge canteen will have a detailed label, which contains a lot of information about the dish: calories, carbohydrate content, fat content, protein content, etc. for employees who want to lose weight or have special requirements on diet, these information can better help them choose. The company also provides a more labor-saving approach – the introduction of a good combination of nutritional meals.

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not only provide good canteens, but also enrich “food welfare” in various forms. A shopping website in Singapore provides food subsidies for employees who work overtime until 7 p.m. In Hong Kong, India, Indonesia and other places, many financial services and technology network companies have customized takeout services for their employees. This kind of service is provided by special catering companies, which can provide professional services. Employees can order food conveniently and have a variety of types.

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and “eat well” play an important role. Jack Ryan, human resource manager of New York, USA, pointed out that there are multiple reasons why companies attach importance to food welfare. First of all, good diet plays an important role in attracting and retaining talents. The study found that in the long run, non monetary benefits are more durable. Although employees will not choose the enterprise because it is good to eat, providing good catering is indeed one of the company’s competitiveness. “I’m used to the food here, and I don’t want to change my job even if I’m given more money,” said some veteran Google employees

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secondly, the canteen also represents a kind of corporate culture — communication, care and identity. In particular, the function of “communication”, employees can not only solve food problems more quickly in this space, but also set aside some time to communicate with others. For example, the famous outdoor balcony outside the twitter restaurant is an important place for employees to communicate.

in the end, canteens have proved to be more efficient. These companies provide healthy and cheap meals for their employees. Some companies even offer them free meals. The effect is that some employees stay in the company for a long time, and enjoy the food while working overtime, so that they have no sense of burden, feel happy, and greatly improve their work efficiency.

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three steps to build a healthy canteen

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. Good food should not only be delicious, but also healthy. Wang Longde, President of China Preventive Medicine Association and academician of Chinese Academy of engineering, once told life times that workplace health promotion work based on staff canteen, such as reducing salt and controlling oil, can not only directly reduce the intensity of chronic disease risk factors, but also create a health support environment in the workplace and promote workers to choose a healthy lifestyle.

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in China, many large enterprises and institutions have staff canteens, but to build these canteens into healthy canteens, we should start from three aspects. First, improve the awareness of healthy diet of employees. To create a healthy environment, such as health information, nutrition index, and so on. Second, chefs should master the skills of making low salt and less oil dishes. Food selection should reflect the principles of freshness, safety and diversification, and pay attention to the selection of nutritious foods such as milk, beans, fish, lean meat and eggs. Third, the establishment of dishes quantitative standardization management. Gradually standardize and unify the contents of ingredients, raw materials and main ingredients of each dish, label the nutritional characteristics of dishes, and actively provide meals for people with special needs, such as low energy, low fat, low sodium salt and other meals according to the health needs of employees. ▲

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