Nancy Pinney, Chief Operations Officer for Trusted Quote and the advocate behind the healthy eating initiative, wants to see Trusted Quote’s employees snack on fruit instead of cookies, chips, crackers, or other unhealthy vending machine items.
Of the initiative, Pinney says, “Healthy eating at work is one small step that can have a big impact on a person’s overall health and well-being. As employers and insurers, if we really want people to live healthier lifestyles, it has to start here.” Pinney now provides baskets of fruit for employees, readily available during all working hours.
The movement for healthy eating dovetails with March's designation as National Nutrition Month and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign, geared toward improving the health of American families. Although Let’s Move! is aimed at children, adults frequently decide what kids eat by selecting and preparing the foods available at home.
In a Google+ Hangout on March 4, the First Lady said, “If we start out with that premise that physical fitness and good nutrition is key to academic success…then the choices that we make throughout the day will bear out our understanding of the need for that balance.”
Good nutrition can reap financial rewards as well. Life insurance rates are based on the provider’s assessment of risk. A healthy person whose diet and weight reflect a program of healthy eating and exercise is deemed less of a risk than a person at an unhealthy weight.
People who purchased a term life insurance policy while at an unhealthy weight or while they smoked regularly, for example, can reduce their yearly rate by requesting a policy evaluation with a life insurance agent. Trusted Quote insurance advisors regularly help clients who quit smoking, better control their diabetes, reduce their cholesterol score, decrease their blood pressure and more. To learn more about how health affects life insurance rates, visit http://www.trustedquote.com/
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