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Mindful eating

Mindful eating


To encourage mindful eating behaviors and socialization by providing communal eating spaces.

Yes, all employees who occupy the building would need to be counted as part of this feature's scope. See more information about the scope of organizational protocols on page 15 of the WELL Building Standard.

Yes - a restaurant, cafe, or canteen located within the building may count as an eating area if it is open to all building occupants. In other words, building occupants should be able to use the tables and chairs in the eating area at any time, regardless of whether they purchased food at the canteen, cafe, or restaurant. This applies even when the canteen, cafe, or restaurant are not included in the WELL project boundary as long as they are within the building or within 200 m [650 ft] of the building entrance.