Invest in Healthy Eating
There are many ways our diet can affect our health. Too much salt can cause high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Too much fat and sugar raises the risk of being overweight which can, in turn, increase the risk of Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease. Fruit and veg are also great for your health and can help protect against heart disease and cancer too.
We believe all organisations can support their staff to make small changes to be healthier. Here’s how:
Snacks in the workplace. Bringing in treats is a common occurrence, but often we don’t have the will power to say no. Could you restrict unhealthy snacks to once a month or only birthdays? Could you agree to only bring in healthier options such as fruit or veg sticks and dips?
Meetings – could you agree on no biscuits or cakes at meetings and instead provide fruit and nuts?
Catering for events – could you request caterers adhere to the Good Food in Greenwich Healthy catering Guidelines to ensure your food is healthier?
Do you have a café or tuck shop? Could you sign up to the Healthier Catering Commitment and supply healthier options? You can sign up here.
Support to achieve these actions is available in the charter or in the 'Eating Well at Work' pack from Live Well Greenwich
And remember, you can put all this in your food policy so everyone is in agreement with new actions.