Six Reasons Melbourne Office Workers Will Thank You for a Monthly Snack Box

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Want to give your workers something to look forward to every working day? Here’s six reasons why staff in your Melbourne office will thank you for a Snackwize monthly Snack Box.

If you work in an office in Melbourne, you’ll know just how great it feels to be able to reach out for a delicious snack when you’re busy negotiating your workload and juggling multiple tasks. But aside from the convenience of having a snack readily available, there are other reasons why office workers in Melbourne appreciate our snack boxes. Here’s how Snackwize’s snack boxes can brighten up your office and your day, and why our subscription service puts a smile on everyone’s faces.

1. They’ll Have One Less Stress Every Day 

Ideally, we’d all be slicing up a fresh green salad garnished with colourful fruit and fresh vegetables every day in preparation for work. In reality, we’re busy, and life gets in the way of even the best intentions. Having a snack box delivered to your Melbourne office means staff have one less thing to remember every day. Staff members are likely to view a snack box as a perk of the job, which means they feel happier at work and more loyal to the company. In turn, that means management will spend less on recruitment, training and retention of new staff.

Snackwize offers a convenient monthly subscription service. You can choose between weekly, fortnightly or monthly deliveries. So when you and your colleagues are caught up in the daily commute and the chaos of getting the family organised and out of the house on time, at least one thing is already taken care of for you. You will know that at least there will be something to enjoy with your morning coffee when you get to work. It’s good to know there’s one less thing to stress about. 

2. Less Time is Wasted 

Taking a break during the working day is beneficial for health and wellbeing, and ultimately boosts productivity. The same cannot be said for unplanned interruptions and distractions at work. Refocusing your efforts after an interruption can take up to 23 minutes, according to some sources. You lose concentration, you’re more likely to make mistakes, and you might even need to start a task all over again from the beginning. When you stop work to browse a menu, put in your lunch order with a colleague, or walk across town to pick up a panini or a wrap - stopping to draw out the cash on the way - you’re wasting valuable time. 

When Snackwize delivers a snack box to your office or workplace, you won’t need to waste time sourcing a snack when hunger strikes. Simply reach out for a snack and continue working - without missing a beat. Then, you can take your scheduled lunch break when it’s time; you might even have enough time for yoga, a session at the gym, or a relaxing and restorative massage. 

3. Everyone Saves Money 

Buying lunch every day is expensive. The average sandwich in Melbourne could set you back between $12 and $18. But many of us struggle to find the time to prepare a lunch the previous evening or before we leave for work, and so we end up paying the price. 

Take a look at these statistics: 

•          74 per cent of Australians buy lunch, tea or coffee at work, or when travelling to and from work, at least once per week. 

•          22 per cent of Australians spend their own money on food items every day at work. 

•          The average Australian employee spends $18.52 on lunches, snacks and beverages during their workday.

•          Some Australian employees spend over $100 on food and beverages while at work each week.

•          Males tend to buy lunch more often than females.

•          The frequency at which Australian employees buy lunch at work decreases with age.  

By providing staff with healthy snacks at work, you can help them save money on buying food items during the day. With Snackwize snack boxes, you can choose whether to make the snacks available for free, or you can opt for an honesty box, so employees simply take what they want and deposit the cash. The snacks are cheaper than retail price, and staff will quickly see the benefit of avoiding the walk across town to buy an equivalent product from a health food store. And of course, when you do pop out, you invariably end up spending money on other items along the way. 

Snackwize snack boxes are also a sustainable option because there need not be any waste. We can tailor each Box according to your office size, personal tastes and preferences, and individual dietary requirements. It works like this: When you receive a snack box and your staff dip into the delicious snacks, take the time to ask them what they enjoyed. What would they like to see more of? We can put more of your favourites in your next delivery, and if there are any items that you and your staff didn’t like, let us know, and we’ll leave them out. That means a customised snack box, which equals great value for money.  

4. There’s Something for Every Taste and Preference

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Everyone has a different idea of what constitutes a tasty snack, and on top of that, personal preference can change from day-to-day. How do you make sure you are providing something for everyone? Snackwize has the answer. 

Inside each snack box, you will find both sweet and savoury snacks, fruity treats, nutty tidbits, vegetable-based items, and meaty morsels. We cater for all dietary requirements, and we always include paleo, gluten-free, dairy free, vegan and non-GMO options. Those on specific diets will really appreciate your sourcing snacks that they can enjoy. Just imagine how valued a worker with a specific intolerance will feel when they see there is a choice of snacks available for them as well as for the rest of the office.

5. They’ll Have a More Productive Day 

Providing staff with healthy snacks will help them to have a more productive day as they are more likely to feel alert throughout their working hours. The reason for this is that they avoid eating the types of food that can cause a physiological reaction in their bodies that leads to an overwhelming feeling of sleepiness - otherwise known as the afternoon slump. The primary cause of the afternoon slump is eating sugary or carbohydrate-rich food for lunch. 

When we digest carbohydrates, they become sugars, specifically glucose. The pancreas produces insulin to convert these sugars into glycogen. However, excessive secretion of insulin causes an essential amino acid called tryptophan to move into the brain. Tryptophan leads to increased production of serotonin and melatonin, two neurotransmitters that are responsible for making us feel calm, content, and sleepy.

So, when you eat carbohydrate-rich foods like white bread, pasta, rice or potatoes for lunch, you can expect to experience a sleepy feeling in the afternoon. Consuming white bread in particular causes a spike in blood glucose levels. This spike is quickly followed by plummeting blood glucose levels, which can lead to feelings of tiredness and sleepiness. 

Overeating, consuming large portions of food, or eating fatty foods are also more likely to leave you feeling lethargic. Your body has to work harder to break down the food and digest it, which means you are more likely to feel tired. 

Instead of eating food that is high in sugar, carbohydrates or fat, or large meals, you should opt for lighter, healthier lunches. Dieticians recommend that we never skip breakfast, we eat a small lunch, and we keep our blood sugar levels steady across the day by eating mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. 

Each snack in a Snackwize snack box is a full-size portion so they keep hunger pangs at bay. A healthier and more nutritious alternative to regular snacks, every item is free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. 

If you make Snackwize snacks available at work, not only will staff eat better and feel fuller for longer, they are more likely to feel energised, fresh and alert, even after they’ve eaten, and achieve more from a work perspective. 

6. The Working Day is More Fun 

Coming to work every day can feel like a bit of a grind. You might not be able to promise staff that every single day will deliver a unique and exhilarating challenge, but you can motivate them by providing inspiring and uplifting snacks. We taste-test all the snacks that we choose to put into our Snack Boxes to make sure they are as delicious as the manufacturers say they are. Every snack box includes 30 to 40 different types of snack including delectable treats such as dipped and dusted almonds, chilli lime cashews, fruit crisps, apple pie paleo bars, coconut oil popcorn, and jerky and biltong in a variety of flavours. 

When staff walk into work, they can be greeted by a colourful stand of tasty snacks, cookies, sweets and treats. An exciting and appealing array of food items is certain to brighten up any area and any day. Place them on display in the staff room so staff can browse the products, make them available at team meetings to encourage timely attendance, or offer them around when it’s time fora  morning break. You’ll probably find that, come delivery day, you’re all looking forward to seeing what’s inside your next snack box!

If you’re interested in trying a snack box at your Melbourne office, get in touch with us. We’re confident that our delicious, healthy snacks will brighten up everyone’s day no matter what their taste, preference or dietary requirements. 

Conor Reynolds