How to Boost Inclusion over a Meal

NEW ORLEANS—Breaking bread together is a far more intimate shared experience than hunkering over an Excel spreadsheet, said Tracy Stuckrath, a dietary needs advocate.

During a Smart Stage presentation Monday at the Society for Human Resource Management’s Inclusion 2019 event, Stuckrath, president and chief connecting officer of Thrive Meetings and Events in New Bern, N.C., encouraged employers to understand, respect and accommodate dietary needs to create an inclusive workplace.

“Food is our common ground,” she said.

The Americans with Disabilities Act defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. In 2018, the U.S. Congress broadened that definition to include eating as a major…

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