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British Nutrition Foundation's (BNF) Healthy Eating Week 2019 will run from 10-14 June
[10/06/2019]

British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week 2019 will run from 10-14 June and registration is now open!  You can register and download resources from https://www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving/hew.html

What is BNF Healthy Eating Week?

BNF Healthy Eating Week is a dedicated week in the year to encourage organisations across the UK (including workplaces, universities, and schools) to focus on healthy eating and drinking, and physical activity, and celebrate healthy living.

At the heart of BNF Healthy Eating Week are five health challenges: 

  • Have breakfast
  • Have 5 A DAY
  • Drink plenty
  • Get active
  • Sleep well - NEW for 2019

Organisations participating in BNF Healthy Eating Week usually focus on one of the challenges each day, but it's up to you to decide what your organisation will do and when. Some organisations focus on just one challenge throughout the week whereas others take on all five! 

Why promote health in the workplace?

Promoting health is not only beneficial to employees but employers too!

Approximately 131 million working days are lost to sickness absence and 200,000 due to insufficient sleep in the UK each year. Additionally, around 1 in 6 employees in the UK currently experience mental health problems.

 

Benefits for...

Employees

  • Enhances health and wellbeing
  • Enhances self-esteem
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves mental health
  • Improves staff morale
  • Increases job satisfaction

Employers

  • Increases productivity and production
  • Decreases absenteeism and presenteeism
  • Decreases sickness cost
  • Reduces staff turnover
  • Reduces occupational accidents and injury
  • Provides an opportunity for team building
  • Demonstrates to the wider community that
    the health and wellbeing of staff is important to your organisation

Why should I register?

Registering for BNF Healthy Eating Week 2019 is quick, easy and free and will give you access to some exclusive, free resources (e.g. posters, factsheets, videos, quizzes) to support your Week.  Registration is open to all workplaces, universities/colleges and schools/nurseries. It is a great way to show commitment to supporting health and wellbeing in your organisation. 

Once you've registered, BNF will send you regular email updates with the latest BNF Healthy Eating Week 2019 news and links to lots of free resources to help you plan your Week. The resources you will receive will be dependent on whether your organisation is a nursery, school, college/university or workplace.

BNF Healthy Eating Week 2018 was a huge success with over 1400 workplaces and universities and 4600 schools and nurseries registering to take part. Search for #BNFHEW18 on Twitter to see what happened last year!

How do I register?

To register your organisation simply click here and enter your details.

If you have any questions please contact Cristina (postbox@nutrition.org.uk).

Why not follow BNF on Twitter @Foodafactoflife (school/nurseries) and @BNFEvents (universities/workplaces). Use #BNFHEW19 to let us know that you've registered and what your organisation is doing for BNF Healthy Eating Week.

Latest BNF Healthy Eating Week 2019 news

Here are the latest BNF Healthy Eating Week updates. If you have registered for the Week but not received any updates, please get in touch and we will double check your details are on our system. To get in touch, contact Cristina at c.florea@nutrition.org.uk

BNF Healthy Eating Week is developed by the British Nutrition Foundation and supported by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Danone UK, Garfield Weston Foundation, Greggs, innocent drinks, Quorn Foods and Waitrose.

Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs also has resources, training courses and workshops for our members to access around Healthy Eating, Staying Active and avoiding risky behaviours (smoking and alcohol consumption).  For more details, contact us.

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