By joining the network of award holders, you will also learn how to maximise opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of staff and get lots of ideas for how to promote key healthy beating messages.
The Corporate Health Standard recognises and rewards workplaces that actively improve the health and wellbeing of their employees – the CHS leads you through a framework which outlines the key principles of what a health promoting workplace should look like.
Food is a key issue and the workplace is well placed to deliver and provide healthy eating messages as well as influence the food choices we make – through the food choices we make in work, but also on providing advice and information on healthy eating for our families too.
Download free healthy eating resources or the Eatwell Guide.
One you reach the Platinum level of the Award, procurement is one element that you can use to apply, by focusing on what healthy and sustainable procurement might include – for example. If you purchase food for your staff restaurant, how can you engage with your suppliers to increase the number of healthy products available?
Or how about introducing a healthy eating policy or developing some simple guidelines that you can use with your suppliers?
Other things you can do to increase healthy eating opportunities in the workplace:
- Introduce healthy vending
- Use notice boards and internal communication channels to share information about healthy eating
- Think about supporting your staff to attend healthy eating courses – they can then run in-house session to raise awareness and share hints and tips for healthy eating
- Link with other workplaces to see how they have delivered healthy eating messages to their employees