Kuoni boosts staff wellbeing with nutrition challenge


Employees at travel firm Kuoni have completed a three-month nutrition challenge designed to improve their wellness.

Some 40 employees took part in the initiative, which was designed and provided by SuperWellness.

During the three-month period, employees competed for prizes and could attend a series of presentations on nutrition-based topics, such as boosting metabolism, improving brain power and stress resilience.

Employees also had access to group coaching to keep them motivated and help them introduce lifestyle changes compatible with working life.

The organisation also introduced healthy food options to the canteen to support the programme.

The progranne resulted in an average 33% improvement in energy levels across the organisation, while 23% benefited from better concentration. Overall, there was a total change in metabolic age of 80 years across the organisation.

Prior to introducing the nutrition challenge, Kuoni and SuperWellness carried out a survey to identify the specific challenges faced by employees. The survey highlighted the top areas of concern among employees were weight management (61%), energy levels (54%) and preventing future illness (50%).

Derek Jones, managing director at Kuoni, said: “For us, running a great business starts with healthy and happy employees.

“I’m delighted that Kuoni has been able to lead the way by introducing a pioneering new concept in employee wellness, which has had really meaningful results.

“The positive outcomes have been way beyond improved wellness, enhancing team spirit and motivation, and we are proud to build on last year’s achievement of being listed in the Times’ 100 Best Companies to Work for.”