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Mental Health in the Food Industry

Dive into a compelling report on the state of mental health in the food industry, including what operators are doing to support workers and where there’s more work to do.

Mental Wellbeing in the Food Industry

What food industry professionals are saying about mental health — and what should be done in the future.

Caring for employees’ mental health is a critical component for any employer, and that encompasses a lot – from sick leave policies to flexible and reliable scheduling to offering well-being services for both the mind and body. In the foodservice industry, paying attention to employees’ well-being is increasingly critical. So take a look at what foodservice operators say they’re doing now to help their employees, feedback as to what’s working, and a look at the road ahead.

More than 4 in 5 (84%) of operators say taking care of their employees’ mental health is important to them, so we take a look at how the industry is changing – and how the importance of mental health policies stretch past just the employee and employer, but to consumers as well.

What’s inside?

  • More than a third of consumers say they want restaurant kitchens to be easier for employees to work in
  • Half of on-site operators offer access to Employee Assistance Programs, but only 15% of restaurant operators do the same
  • 41% of foodservice operators offer flexible scheduling to support work-life balance

Highlights from this issue:

  • Foodservice operator survey on mental health benefits
  • Examples of measures that are working for operators
  • Guidance to improve policies and measure progress