Additional Resources and Information
Towers Perrin Healthy Workplace Action Pack
5 A DAY
The 5 A DAY website encourages people to eat more fruit and vegetables. The Department of Health is actively seeking organisations from both commercial and non-commercial sectors to participate in the 5 A DAY programme.
Age Concern - Healthy Eating
The Age Concern website publishes practical information guides to ensure healthy ageing, including tips on healthy eating.
Allergy UK is a national medical charity established to represent the views and needs of people with allergy, food intolerance and chemical sensitivity. The organisation raises the profile of chemical sensitivity particularly by providing education for the Medical Profession, Government, Industry and Commerce. It promotes allergy awareness through an annual National Allergy Week each May.
Alzheimer’s Society - Hearts and Brains Project
There is increasing evidence that diet could play a role in the development of vascular dementia. The Hearts and Brains project, which aims to raise general awareness of vascular dementia (VaD), focuses on the potential for both prevention of dementia and slowing deterioration through a healthy lifestyle.
Both Arthritis Care and the Arthritis Research Campaign publish information on how diet and exercise can help the estimated nine million people with arthritis in the UK.
Arthritis Research Campaign
Asthma UK publishes practical advice on controlling asthma through diet and exercise.
BBC Health and Nutrition
This section of the BBC website provides information to help individuals make realistic, informed nutritional choices as well as useful contacts.
Beating Eating Disorders (Beat)
beat is the working name of the Eating Disorders Association, the leading UK charity for the estimated . million people in the UK with eating disorders and their families. beat provides helplines for adults and young people, online support and a UK-wide network of self-help groups to help people beat their eating disorder.
Blood Pressure Assocation
The Blood Pressure Association publishes diet and lifestyle advice on maintaining a healthy blood pressure - and promotes blood pressure awareness through its annual Know Your Numbers Week each September.
British Dietetic Association (BDA)
Registered Dietitians (RDs) are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. The BDA is the professional association for dietitians. Details of registered dietitians can be found on the Health Professionals Check website, http://www.hpcheck.org/. Comprehensive information to support weight management programmes is provided at http://www.bdaweightwise.com/. A useful factsheet (Eat Smarter to Work Harder) for freelance dietitians is available at http://members.bda.uk.com/groups/fdg/files/ FactSheetFDG_wellbeing_at_work.pdf.
British Heart Foundation (BHF)
The British Heart Foundation’s ‘Think Fit! Be Active!’ website contains a range of information and resources for promoting health at work.
The Healthy Eating Toolkit is to be used in conjunction with the 2-step guide to help companies develop and maintain an integrated health and wellbeing programme; created by Towers Perrin, The Action Pack is available free to members of Business in the Community. Contact Tom Cousins, Business Action on Health Campaign Co-ordinator (Tel: 020 7566 6656; Email: email@example.com).