Food At Work: Workplace Solutions For Malnutrition, Obesity And Chronic Diseases
Christopher WanjekISBN: 9221170152;
Good nutrition, like other vital occupational safety and health issues, is the foundation of workplace productivity and safety--priority concerns shared by unions, workers, employers, and governments around the world. It is well documented that unhealthy foods can lead to obesity and chronic diseases, while macro- and micronutrient deficiencies can cause malnutrition. In both these instances, the effects are detrimental to a strong, well-equipped workforce. This comprehensive volumeestablished a clear link between good nutrition and high productivity. It demonstrates that ensuring that workers have access to nutritious, safe, and affordable food, and adequate meal break and decent conditions for eating is not only socially important and economically viable, but a profitable business practice too. Setting out key points for designing a meal program, it presents a multitude of "food solutions," including canteens, meal or food vouchers, mess rooms and kitchenettes, and...
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