A healthy lunch offer strengthens your employee loyalty

by Purora GmbH & Co KG

What did you have for lunch today? A quick sandwich in front of the computer? A bland menu in the canteen? Or did you skip the meal altogether because there was no time between meetings and deadlines? Office lunch is a thorny issue for many employees because the choice often has to be made between nutrient-poor fast food meals and the extra time required to cook or pre-cook. 

This is exactly why a healthy lunch offer in the company is an excellent opportunity to offer the team a delicious and healthy benefit that not only strengthens employee loyalty , but also provides a large portion of other advantages. 

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Employee loyalty in times of a shortage of skilled workers

Anyone who is an employee today has different demands on everyday working life than was the case in the past. This is particularly true for the younger generations, for whom a healthy work-life balance is paramount, but who at the same time identify strongly with their job. Companies that want to make their employees happy - and thus want to keep them loyal - are therefore well advised not to skimp on the benefits to show how much each individual team member is valued. 

Sad but true: Only one in ten employees in Austria feels an emotional bond with their employer, as a Gallup study found in 2023. And because, as is well known, the way to the heart is through the stomach, we will now take a closer look at how a healthy team lunch can contribute to better employee retention and what other advantages ensure that the investment pays off across the board. 

Lunch offer for employees - more than good taste

" Sad lunch" is the social media term for a joyless and often unhealthy lunch in front of the screen. The name says it all: We don't like to eat alone. Sitting down together regularly not only strengthens the team spirit, but also the bond between the employees and the company. After all, who says no to a free, healthy lunch ? At lunchtime there is finally time and space to get to know new team members better, to make contact with Female colleagues other departments and to chat with superiors in a relaxed atmosphere .  

But the positive effect on employer branding is not everything. How we eat lunch has an impact on our mental well-being, because it has been proven that social contacts make us happier. But what we eat is also known to play an important role in how we feel, how productive we are and how well we deal with stress and other challenges. 

While ready meals usually contain a lot of salt, sugar and saturated fats and are also highly industrially processed, even reheated food from the day before only provides you with part of the original nutrients. What the body needs are natural and fresh ingredients that provide it with all the necessary macro and micronutrients to stay healthy and efficient in everyday life - and especially at work. Because stress resistance, creativity, motivation and energy levels are all directly linked to nutrition. 


The quality of the food is also a big factor. Organically grown fruit and vegetables are not only better for the body and health, but also contain fewer harmful nitrates and pesticides, are therefore better tolerated by many allergy sufferers and also pollute the environment significantly less. 

In short: A balanced organic lunch in the office ensures more productivity, resilience and inventiveness of the employees - and also improves the team dynamics and the bond with the company. A culinary all-rounder, so to speak. 

Ideas for an uncomplicated team lunch

A healthy and tasty lunch doesn't have to be expensive. Dishes such as our soups, porridge and smoothie bowls are rich in vital substances , nutritious and can be prepared very quickly. Purora's range offers you a large selection, with something for every taste. Perfectly portioned and preserved with a natural essence of 26 herbs ( Ultra fresh line in our spa packages ) the Puroras are the ideal lunch offer for the office. Our ThermóTwist ensures gentle chopping and heating directly in the glass so that the valuable nutrients are preserved and the effort is reduced to a minimum. So the preparation works even in the smallest office kitchen.  

Conclusion: The meal makes the difference

One thing is now clear: the team lunch is an indispensable factor for outstanding satisfaction and thus employee loyalty to your company. In addition to the social aspect of eating together, a healthy lunch provides a real boost in motivation and increased productivity in your team. High-quality macronutrients provide the body with important energy and the micronutrients it contains such as zinc, magnesium, iron and numerous vitamins contribute to mental performance. 

Nevertheless, the preparation of the meal can and should of course be done quickly so that lunch does not mess up the appointment calendar. This works particularly well with soups rich in vital substances and refreshing smoothie bowls, which can be mixed in no time at all and – refined with individual toppings – offer a balanced and delicious meal. 

Sounds awesome? If you would like to start making your team happy with a healthy, organic lunch offer, then send us an inquiry for a Purora subscription of your choice and get our individual advice for companies. 

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