Illustration: Carlo Cadena

How Google Got Its Employees to Eat Their Vegetables

The tech giant is engineering a way to encourage its employees to eat healthier — and it might just help the rest of the country

The company’s grand experiment matters because getting Americans to eat healthfully has long flummoxed scientists, public health advocates, corporations, and schools, all of which are desperately seeking ways to improve the American diet.

“What we do know is that we’re doing more by trying than not doing anything at all.”

Google has built a living experiment that, through multiple meals a day, five days a week, creates a new normal for more than 195,000 people.