FIC Member Carla Miller Featured on WOSU Discussing Her Study on Workplace Weightloss Plans
As health care costs increase, more and more employers are doing their best to trim those expenses wherever they can. One approach that’s becoming more common is workplace weight loss plans that uses incentives and periodic screenings to help employees shed pounds. And a new study says they do seem to be affective.
The study from researchers at Ohio State found employees enrolled in a workplace intervention program lost more weight, lowered their blood sugar, and ate less fat than other who only received written instructions on how to lose weight.
Food Innovation Center member Dr. Carla Miller, professor of Human Nutrition in the Department of Human Sciences and lead author of the study, discusses the findings with WOSU. Listen to their conversation here.