Los Alamitos, CA – Many people associate working in produce with being healthy, but the folks at Frieda’s Specialty Produce know that health is much more than eating fruits and vegetables. During July, Frieda’s launched a well-being program by holding Frieda’s Wellness Week to help educate and empower all employees to stay healthy.
“I know that Frieda’s cares about me as a person, and giving me the chance to learn more about wellness as a whole helps me to be the best version of myself,” says Megan Klemz, an account manager at Frieda’s. “When I feel my best, I can provide the best possible service to my clients, who can, in turn, provide the best service to their shoppers.”
Frieda’s Wellness Week included two days of stretching and nutrition workshops, a full day of massages from Corporate Kneads and a healthy, yet delicious, taco bar for all employees on the final day. During the workshop, employees learned some tips on warm-ups, stretches and different ways to take productive breaks throughout the day. “The folks at Frieda’s were so much fun to work with,” said Cooper, an exercise and nutrition coach based in southern California. “They were engaged and committed to taking small steps toward improving their health.”
The lessons from Wellness Week have already made a difference at Frieda’s. Teams are stretching each morning in the office, as well as holding “walking meetings” throughout the week. “Wellness Week was just the kick start I needed to begin incorporating more active time into my home and work life,” Klemz says.
Frieda’s looks forward to improving employee well-being throughout the year, setting a new standard for the produce industry as a whole.
About Frieda’s Inc.
Frieda’s Specialty Produce has been inspiring new food experiences for friends, families and food lovers everywhere since 1962. From kiwifruit and dragon fruit, to Stokes Purple® sweet potatoes and habanero peppers, Frieda’s has introduced more than 200 unique fruits and vegetables to the U.S. marketplace. Founded by produce industry trailblazer Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan, subject of the 2015 documentary “Fear No Fruit,” the family company is owned and operated by Frieda’s daughters, Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins, in Orange County, California. Find Frieda’s on Facebook, @FriedasProduce and Friedas.com. Inspire. Taste. Love.