Dietitians can help your employees feel better, get healthier and save you money ~ Dietitians of Canada
A large portion of the population is suffering from lifestyle related diseases such as diabetes type 2, heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity. Millions of dollars are being spent in treatment and consequences related to these diseases.
What does this mean for you as an employer?
Your employees with health issues often miss work, need higher health insurance, may require special accommodations for lifestyle-related disabilities; resulting in direct and indirect costs to you.
Adding a team of dietitians and nutrition programs can offer your company expert help to treat and prevent many of these lifestyle diseases. For some companies adding dietitian-led programs have reduced the cost of health plans up to 34%.
Improving nutrition and lifestyle choices can prevent 80% of heart disease, strokes and type 2 diabetes, and 40% of cancers ~ World Health Organization
Dietitians are skilled to manage and prevent:
- Obesity and related conditions
- Diabetes and pre-diabetes
- Heart disease
- Other nutrition related conditions
They can work with you to develop specific individualized programs based on your needs: working in groups or individuals, provide seminars and information brochures, or meet with employees off-site after hours for individual consultations.
Are you an employer?
- Talk to your insurance broker and ask for dietitians to be added to your employee health insurance plan.
Check out this brief with evidence on why employee extended health care plans should include dietitian services
Are you an employee?
- Bring this infographic to your employer, union rep, or HR department and ask them to add dietitian services to your employee health insurance plan.
If you are interested in adding a dietitian to your team or looking for services that suit your company please contact us.
References: Dietitians of Canada: www.dietitians.ca