A poor diet is a significant contributor to being unhealthy. Good nutrition can help to reduce the prevalence of many common diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis and dental caries. These illnesses also put a huge burden on NHS healthcare services.
How employers can promote healthy eating
Adults can spend up to 60% of their waking hours in a work environment. Work provides an opportunity to positively influence eating habits by increasing the accessibility of healthy foods in work canteens, and also by increasing awareness of the benefits of healthy eating.
- Publicise healthy eating information
- Encourage staff to make healthier food choices
- Develop a healthy eating policy in collaboration with staff and their representatives
- Employees who wish to lose weight should contact their local Wellbeing team in Sussex for assistance