WHE23: Slim-by-Design Workplace: Mindless Eating Solutions for a Healthier Workforce | with Brian Wansink

by Joe Sherwood on May 26, 2015

Slim By DesignThe best wellness programs are ones people don’t even know they’re doing. That may sound like a pipe dream, but a leading researcher says it’s realistic and effective. A few small changes in the workplace can change a waistline … and a culture.

Leading behavioral economist, food psychologist, and bestselling author Brian Wansink, Ph.D., joins us to discuss both small tweaks and major redesigns that actually work in helping employees make healthier choices. The answer is not to tell people how to eat, or to limit their lunchtime menu to spinach and legumes. Instead, Wansink says the solution is to set up the workplace environment so employees will naturally eat healthier – and so your foodservice vendor will still be profitable.

As Brian and Jesse discuss, the easiest way to reverse weight gain and related health problems is to work with human nature, not against it. They share ideas for “mindless” eating solutions for a healthier workforce, and explain how leaders can use a 100-point scorecard to see where you are – and how to get where you want to be.

Brian Wansink, Ph.D. is a nutritionist, behavioral economist, professor, and the director of Cornell University’s renowned Food and Brand Lab. He is the author of the bestselling book Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, as well as hundreds of professional books and peer-reviewed journal articles. His newest book is Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life.

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