Winning Through Wellness
Dee Edington, Ph.D., Director of the Health Management Research Center at the University of Michigan, summarizes the essential components of an effective wellness program:
Employers save the most money if they do these three things:
- Keep healthy people healthy
- Reduce risk factors in all employees
- Change the corporate culture to support health
Nutrition Reduces Health Care Costs
A Summary of Cost Savings
|Diabetes and Obesity 1, 2 For obese patients with type 2 diabetes, a $3,586 reduction in health care costs due to fewer hospitalizations was demonstrated by a group that had nutrition intervention by a registered dietitian.High Cholesterol 3, 4
An estimated $1,400 per person was averted in medication costs in patients that met with registered dietitian. In another study, a cost-benefit ratio estimated for every dollar spent on nutrition counseling, $3.03 was averted in statin therapy.
High blood Pressure 5
An eating plan that increases fruit,vegetable and dairy consumption demonstrated a significant reduction of blood pressure in people with mildly elevated blood pressure. While this study did not include the cost of the intervention, we would expect reduced blood pressure would translate into reduce medication costs.
General Chronic Illness
About 70 percent of all health care costs are related to chronic disease. A savings of $590 per participant resulted from a short term self-management program over 2 years.
What Companies are saying about us…
“Nutrition Consultants of Tulsa helped our company develop a food label and a FDA compliant nutritional analysis to help launch my products into a national retail food chain. Their work was professional, friendly, detailed and timely. They helped me revise my products to better meet the needs of the retail food chain as well as people with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and wheat allergies. Positive feedback from my customers is leading our company to alter popular products to meet the needs of a greater variety of food allergies and intolerances. I look forward to continuing work with Nutrition Consultants of Tulsa as my business expands.”
Lee Squyres, owner
Carlee’s Gluten Free
“Nutrition Consultants of Tulsa helped us out tremendously when we started our Biggest Loser contest. A lot of people have changed their eating habits and exercise habits as a result. The information was very helpful.”
Vernon Copley, Process Engineer
“Nutrition Consultants of Tulsa was an excellent partner with the Dollar Thrifty Wellness Program and provided a tremendous resource to our employees. Cece Davis, RD, CSSD, LD has a way of making nutrition education meaningful, insightful and practical all at the same time. A great asset to any corporate wellness program.”
Michelle Griffith, M.S., Former Wellness Program Director
When I contacted Nutrition Consultants of Tulsa, I had lost sight of healthy, “normal” eating and fallen into an eating pattern that had me gaining weight and feeling miserable…Nutrition Consultants of Tulsa provided me with an eating plan…that gave my body exactly what it needed. Nutrition Consultants of Tulsa helped me realize that remarkably, if you listen, your body will tell you what it needs…I also find comfort in knowing that in the vent of a question, concern or complication along the way, Nutrition Consultants of Tulsa will be there for me as a support.
Merrin Trombka, Owner
Mer-Wear, New York
Your employees are asking…
- I’m already exercising and eating right. Why can’t I lose weight?
- Losing weight is often more complicated than eating and exercising. We merge medical history, lifestyle, food preferences and eating behaviors to customize eating plans.
- Do I have to give up my favorite foods?
- There are no good foods or bad foods. But there are good habits and bad habits. A favorite food can be worked into an eating plan.
- I travel three days a week. How can I keep my weight under control?
- We teach strategies to develop healthy eating and exercise habits while on the road.
- I get sleepy in the middle of the afternoon. How do I change my eating to stay alert for that important after-lunch meeting?
- A good night’s sleep is essential. Finding the right fuel mix and eating plan will help an employee improve energy and productivity in the afternoon.
- Is there anything healthy in the cafeteria I can eat?
- If you do not have a nutritional analysis of your menu items, our company uses an FDA compliant nutrition analysis program to analyze recipes to guide your employees to healthier choices.
- I struggle with the junk food I see in our vending machines. How can I stop putting my money in these machines?
- We work with your vendors to stock your vending machines with healthier options.
- How can I lower my health care costs?
- It’s never been easier to change eating and exercise habits. Worksite wellness research has demonstrated that nutrition intervention leads to reductions in blood sugars, cholesterol, blood pressure, medications and hospital admissions. Worksite wellness programs also result in improved quality of life and increased productivity on the job.
- How and what do I feed my family?
- There’s a lot of confusing information out there. We have a philosophy of feeding families that can take the burden of guilt from your shoulders.
- I don’t cook. How can I make healthy choices when I eat out all the time?
- Learning to interpret a menu will help you make smarter decisions about your eating choices.
- How can I eat with all of my food allergies?
- Our registered dietitians are experienced in helping people navigate the complex food allergy landscape to find healthy alternatives.