In addition to Supplying Farm Produce to the market, Chaqula runs an active wellness program targeting to improve the wellbeing of our customers where we offer;
Benefits of Employee Wellness Programs
1. More productivity
Employees who eat healthily and exercise regularly are likely to be more productive than those who don’t. Poor health behaviors are usually linked with high levels of unproductivity and ultimately lead to higher health risks and chronic diseases.
2. High employee morale
Wellness programs make employees feel appreciated and valued. Employees are happier when they feel appreciated and valued by their employers. The offer of wellness programs usually leads to more enthusiastic employees at work.
3. Improve recruitment and retention of employees
Good wellness programs will help companies to hire, as well as retain, the best employees. Many people will choose wellness and health offerings, and other benefits when they want to choose an employer. Wellness plans also play a vital role in employee retention by helping to keep the employees loyal.
4. Reduced absenteeism
Workplaces with comprehensive wellness programs experience less absenteeism due to employees being healthier and with less stress, leading to cost savings.
5. Reduced health risks
Helping employees to adopt healthy behaviors such as eating well, exercising, and avoiding tobacco lowers health risks. Low health risks lead to reduced health care costs.
6. Building camaraderie among workers
Some initiatives offer employees the chance to experience other activities unrelated to work, such as participating in a sports team, going to the gym, or eating lunch together. The interaction of co-workers facilitates bonding that helps teams work better together.
Examples of Employee Wellness Initiatives
Below are a few examples of employee wellness initiatives that can be adopted in the workplace:
1. Healthy lunch and snacks
With only a few minutes to take lunch, many workers opt to eat fast food so that they can get back to work early. There are healthy snacks delivery services like ours that deliver healthy snacks to employee offices instead of them having to go out looking for food. Since everyone needs to eat, good snack and lunch programs and the promotion of healthy eating at the workplace will appeal to everyone.
2. Assistance programs
Employee wellness programs should cater not only the bodies of the employees but also their minds. Employers can provide personal support for issues such as substance abuse, stress, anxiety, and depression. Many work-related stress issues experienced by employees can be addressed through guided support programs outside the workplace. Such programs help employees to achieve peace of mind so that they can be able to perform at their best. They boost confidence and satisfaction between the employer and the employees.
A siesta after lunch during a hectic day always leaves one feeling reinvigorated completely. For this reason, innovative companies such as Asana, Zappos, and Facebook usually have specialized nap rooms where workers who want to have a small nap after lunch can go. They usually have flexible work schedules, and so employees can return to their projects with renewed energy after catching a quick nap. Naps have been clinically proven to provide benefits on productivity.
4. Fitness activities
Employees who sit long hours in an office need time to exercise or move around. Some companies provide on-site gym services and fitness classes to help their employees to keep fit. Some even have after-work exercise groups, swimming pools, and sports grounds for their staff.
5. Community service activities
Doing good deeds and helping others usually make many people to feel good and fulfilled. Employers can organize a day where staff can volunteer in the community and help out. Employees can form fundraisers and groups for causes they feel passionate about. Such programs also make employees become closer than they were before.
Meet Our Nutritionist
Zena Asengo Shamba
Zena is an Accredited/ Licensed practicing Community Nutritionist with the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute with a Bachelor’s of Science in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics (honors).
She is passionate to help clients, individuals and groups achieve their personal goals and help them understand the importance of establishing long life healthy and nutritious behaviors and attitudes towards food.
Her Mission is to supply highest quality evidence-based nutritional therapies and services to my clients to help them achieve great nutrition and health status through practical and learning strategies.
To nutritionally inspire people to make better food choices without deprivation for better nutrition status, mental health, and happiness.
A meal plan is individualized to guide a client on what, how, and when to eat. It is designed after critical assessment and analysis of a person’s unique weight, body composition, dietary needs, nutritional status, and personal goals. It greatly differs from one person to another. Therefore, the food recommendations and calculated portion sizes are customized according to a client’s nutrition profile. We all have unique and different body types, body compositions and energy needs. Thus, for maximum benefits and effectiveness, get your own customized meal plan.
1. Nutrition Assessment & Diagnosis
- Body composition (weight, body fat, water, muscle)
- Blood pressure
- Blood sugar/glucose
- Waist circumference
- Diet history ETC
2. Nutrition Therapy and Management of; (But not limited to)
- Overweight and Obesity
- Diabetes type 1, 2, and Gestational
- Nutrition support for cancer patients (management of side effects of treatments)
- Micro-nutrient deficiencies ( e.g Iron deficiency among others)
- Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- Pre-conception, Pregnancy, Lactation
- Weaning/ supplementary feeding/ young child feeding
- Eating disorders
- Food allergies & intolerance
- People living with HIV/AIDS
- Other diseases like Malaria/fevers.
3. Nutrition Education/Counseling/Awareness creation on various topics
4. Meal preps
5. Nutrition coaching & talks
6. Personal Fitness Training
Nutrition therapy includes;
- Developing of customized meal plans,
- Routine follow ups to check progress,