Why Workplace Health and Wellness is important.

By: Kim Ruzycki - Certified Integrative Health & Nutrition Coach Jun 07, 2018
Picky Diet, Workplace Health and Wellness

Healthy employees create a healthier bottom line.

I personally worked in a corporate job for over 10 years with a multi-million dollar company in sales and marketing. I know all too well the long days at the office, eating lunch out or at your desk, going straight from work to a business dinner, feeling like you have no time to workout or no time for yourself. It's easy to get lost in the world of work and put nutrition, self-care and overall whole being wellness on the back burner in order to land that next client, meet a last-minute deadline or snag that big PO. I get it.

The thing is that poor nutrition, stress, and lack of physical activity lead to being tired at work, low productivity and energy and potentially more sick days and even illness or disease. Absenteeism costs companies billions of dollars a year and employee health and benefits related spending is on the rise.

Implementing a Corporate Nutrition and Wellness Program for your company will give your team the tools and motivation to feel and perform their best - a win-win for everyone.

A Healthy ROI

Healthy employees create a healthier bottom line.

Good nutrition not only helps your employees maintain a healthy body weight but it also has a huge impact on focus, mood, energy levels, and stress. Unhealthy eating is linked with over 60% increased loss in productivity. It is proven that healthy employees and workplace cultures have better productivity, performance, and engagement - and it totally makes sense, you know how personally productive you are when you feel your best - imagine your entire team feeling and performing like that every day.

Not only will a Nutrition and Wellness Program increase performance and profits, it's also an amazing way to show your team that you truly care about and appreciate them. You are helping your employees in a meaningful way that will have a positive impact on their lives for the better and trickle down to their family and home life - a true lifelong benefit.

A healthy workplace is also very attractive to new hires. Top prospects are looking for the "whole package" - they want to know what else you offer aside from basic compensation. Having a Nutrition and Wellness Program shows your company is forward thinking and gives you an edge over the competition.

How does the program work?

Traditional employee health plans focus on "Sick Care" - what the company pays for and helps employees with if they get sick, need medication or need time off for a physical or mental illness.

What if you changed that thinking and focussed more on "Health Care" - implementing a program that teaches your team the tools to living healthy therefore preventing many sick days, illness and disease. Healthy and happy employees are productive, motivated and will rise to their full potential.

Each company is different and therefore each Corporate Wellness program is created specifically based on your company's culture and team. We meet with your team and company to set goals and put together an action plan custom to your needs and timelines.

CEO and Executive one-on-one health and nutrition coaching is also an option.


  • interactive wellness talks
  • "lunch and learn" food & nutrition seminars
  • healthy eating demos
  • employee newsletters
  • breathing and meditation for stress
  • group challenges
  • physical activity workshops
  • meal plans & healthy recipes
  • resources - books and handouts
  • potential one on one coaching


  • nutrition and weight management
  • healthy cooking
  • creating a healthy workspace
  • stress management and reduction
  • staying healthy on the road
  • time management
  • tips for staying physically active
  • healthy work/home balance
  • benefits of quality sleep
  • establishing healthy food habits
  • digestive health


What are the benefits?

  • increased energy at work
  • being alert and focused
  • maintaining a healthy weight
  • reduced stress
  • good, healthy sleep
  • higher productivity & performance
  • reduced the risk of developing a disease
  • increased immune system equalling less sick days
  • improved digestion
  • better and stable mood
  • positive company culture


 'Interested in booking a Workplace Health and Wellness presentation for your company? Contact Kim at kim@pickydiet.com to get started today."

Kim is passionate about teaching others how to eat mindfully and live vibrantly. A series of chronic health issues gave her the motivation to learn about the relationship between her health and her diet. After embracing a plant-based diet and figuring out how to maintain a social life, enjoy travelling and ensuring she was getting all the correct nutrients and minerals - Kim realized how great she felt and how happy she was in her lifestyle.

She founded Picky Diet to share this with the world so that they might realize that they too can live happy and healthy with only a few small changes. A graduate of the Health and Nutrition Coaching program from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she is a Board Certified Integrative Health & Nutrition Coach and works with both individuals and corporations on nutrition and whole-body wellness.