Healthy eating

Food is a basic necessity. The food and drink we eat fuels our body with the nutrients it needs to perform its daily functions. The body’s ability to digest and absorb nutrients from the food we consume determines our capacity to maintain health.
No single food can provide all the essential nutrients that the body needs, so it is important to consume a wide variety of foods to provide a well-balanced diet. We should try to eat from each food group.

Benefits of healthy eating in the workplace for employees

As we spend up to 60% of our waking hours and consume at least a third of our daily calorie intake at work, it makes an ideal environment to positively influence eating habits.

Benefits of healthy eating in the workplace for employers

Simple measures such as increasing staff awareness of healthy eating, providing adequate food preparation facilities and improving access to healthy food in work canteens can result in a healthier staff and reduction in sickness absence rates.


Key legislation

Please note that this link is to the original legislation.Visitors should verify for themselves whether legislation is in force or whether it has been amended or repealed by subsequent legislation.