Food at Work: Workplace Solutions for Malnurition, Obesity and Chronic Diseases

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Overview

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 volume established 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 partnerships with local vendors. Through case studies from a variety of enterprises in 28 industrialized and developing countries, the book offers valuable practical food solutions which can be adapted to workplaces of different sizes and with different budgets. It also addresses an often-overlooked issue in nutrition: access to clean drinking water. Relevant laws, regulations, and guides pertaining to meal breaks and workplace nutrition are also highlighted in this volume, and an extensive section containing checklists and other useful resources for unions, employers and governments is included.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789221170150
  • Publisher: International Labor Office
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction

PART I: NUTRITION AT THE WORKPLACE
1. The History and Economics of Workplace Nutrition
2. A Nutrition Overview
3. The Workplace as a Setting for Good Nutrition

PART II: CASE STUDIES: FOOD SOLUTIONS FROM THE FIELD
4. Canteens and Cafeterias
5. Meal Vouchers
6. Mess Rooms
7. Refreshment Facilities and Local Vendors
8. Solutions for Families
9. Clean Drinking Water

PART III. RESOURCES FOR UNIONS, EMPLOYERS AND GOVERNMENTS
10. A Checklist for Enterprise Decision-Making
11. International Standards, Policies and Programmes
12. Conclusions

Appendix A. Macronutrients: Protiens, Fats, and Carbohydrates
Appendix B. Micronutrients: Vitamins, Minerals and Other Nutrients
Bibliography
Index
Figures
Tables
Boxes
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