Leaders in foodservice and wellness collaborate with Ithaca College and Mayo Clinic to evaluate corporate wellness initiatives
San Francisco, CA (June 14, 2012) – An innovative research study on the benefits of worksite wellness was presented at the ACSM annual meeting
in San Francisco. The Balance+ study, conducted with Mayo Clinic’s division of Population Health Solutions and Ithaca College, looked at the impact of wellness programs offered by Compass Group and Plus One Health Management as part of their strategic partnership.
“We are committed to supporting the wellness goals of our clients and customers. Research like this is crucial to understanding the effectiveness of our solution, Balance+,” says Deanne Brandstetter, VP Nutrition and Wellness at Compass Group North America.
Participants who received the combination of discounted healthful meals from Compass Group, fitness center access through Plus One and health education showed:
• Increased knowledge;
• Improved life satisfaction;
• Increased energy and
• Steady employee morale while other employees showed a significant decline in morale.
About Compass Group North America
Based in Charlotte NC, Compass Group North America is the leading foodservice and support services company with $11 billion in revenues in 2011. With 470,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of ₤15.8 billion in the year to September 30, 2011. http://www.compass-usa.com