Written by Marjorie Zastrow, former SDSU Extension Nutrition Field Specialist.
Due to the high rate of chronic disease and its associated health costs, worksite wellbeing educational opportunities are important for employers to increase their Return on Investment (ROI) and Return on Value (ROV) of promoting a healthy living style among their employees. For those working full time, more than one-third of the day is spent at the worksite for five days or more per week. Employers have a vested interest in the health and wellbeing of their employee’s as it can lower their direct costs for items such as insurance premiums and indirect costs such as reduce absenteeism and increase worker productivity. Worksite Wellbeing provides employers with the justification and the tools to provide wellbeing programming and opportunities to their employee’s. Programming focus on return on investment (ROI) and return on value (ROV), nutrition, physical activity, and living a healthier lifestyle.