Benefits | Nutrition Interventions

Health benefits for nutrition1

Employee health benefits are part of an overall compensation package and affect an employee’s willingness to seek preventative services and clinical care.

Provide coverage for clinical nutrition counseling

  • Provide intensive dietary counseling for adults with lipid disorders and other risk factors for cardiovascular and diet-related chronic diseases
  • Counseling can be delivered in clinical settings by physicians, or specialists such as nutritionists or dieticians, and should include nutrition education and behavioral education such as self-monitoring, overcoming barriers to selecting a healthy diet, setting goals, shopping and food preparation, and social support

Lactation support program

  • A basic lactation support program includes providing a breastfeeding employee time and a location where she can privately, comfortably and safely express milk during the workday. Health Benefits components include providing coverage for breastfeeding counseling (A U.S. Preventive Services Task Force B Recommendation)

1.  U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Counseling to Promote a Healthy Diet: Recommendations and Rationale. Am J Prev Med 2003; 24(1): 102-109.