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Vitamins in the workplace

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Every child knows it and numerous studies constantly prove it: Eating fruits and vegetables is great for your general well-being. But according to the “German Society for Nutrition” people still eat too little fruit and vegetables. Their recommendation: At least three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit daily. You literally have a tool at hand to determine the proper portions: Your palm usually corresponds to a portion matching your age and height. What could be more appropriate than giving your employees fruit?
 
It can also be a joy to receive a basket
KIESELMANN launched a test balloon last year loaded with fruit. And was even surprised by the success at the time. “We thought the fruit baskets would be well-received. But we’re really pleased everyone is so happy to get the extra vitamins”, comments Lena Lotspeich, Human Resources. Shortly after the fruit baskets are   made available in the common areas, they are often already empty.
 
The “Fruit at Work” project is continuing at the start of the new year. The “Fruitful Office” company supplies us with bulging fruit baskets for all the KIESELMANN departments every Wednesday morning. The fruity treats often vary to keep up interest and curiosity every week. In addition to the classics like apple, banana, pear and grape, the baskets also include exotic vitamin sources such as lychee, physalis and kiwi. The exotic fruits often contain a little note in the fruit basket with their nutritional information.
 
An apple a day keeps the doctor away?
“I think it’s a great idea and look forward to the fruit every Wednesday. I think the apples and the grapes are the most delicious. The fruit just gives you extra energy for the day”, says industrial mechanic Daniel Hidalgo (photo), praising the weekly selection.

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has recently also released a new article on the benefits of regular fruit and vegetable consumption for problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes. “No matter how high you place the importance of fruit on the menu, we’re sure we’re doing something good for the KIESELMANN employees with this “vitamin potpourri” - that’s what this campaign is all about”, says Lena Lotspeich.