Are you constantly searching for the next best thing to include in your employee wellness program? Search no further! Extensive research now provides us with proven interventions that give us the health results and cost-savings we have been waiting for. Here are the top three things you should be sure are a part of your wellness program:
1) Rely on the correct health professionals, registered dietitian nutritionists.
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Evidence Analysis Library, "In overweight or obese adults, strong evidence supports the effectiveness of multiple visits for Medical Nutrition Therapy by a nutrition professional (registered dietitian nutritionist or equivalent)."
2) Include programs that will improve the biometric screening results of your employees.
The evidence shows that Medical Nutrition Therapy with a registered dietitian nutritionist improves client weight, waist circumference, fasting blood glucose, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides!
3) Choose health professionals that are not only experts but are also cost-effective.
"Consistent evidence supports that cost-effectiveness, cost benefit and economic savings of Medical Nutrition Therapy provided by a registered dietitian nutritionist in overweight and obese adults. Using a variety of cost-effectiveness analyses, the studies affirm that Medical Nutrition Therapy resulted in improved weight loss and improved quality of life."