Cambridge shoppers urged to protect their lunch hour during Dietitians Week

Cambridge shoppers urged to protect their lunch hour during Dietitians Week
07 June 2016

Shoppers at Sainsburys in Cambridge will be urged to protect their lunch hour at an event to mark Dietitians Week (6-10 June).

Dietitians from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) will be on hand to offer expert advice about healthy eating and the importance of taking a lunch break at the Coldhams Lane store on Wednesday 8 June, from 12pm to 4.30pm.

The theme this year is workplace health and well-being and how simple lifestyle changes can make a significant difference. Each day of the week-long event will take on a different sub-theme:

  • Food and mood – Monday (6th)
  • Healthy meetings – Tuesday (7th)
  • Protecting your lunch hour – Wednesday (8th)
  • Hydration – Thursday (9th)
  • Food and movement – Friday (10th)

A range of British Dietitian Association (BDA) food facts sheets and CPFT diet sheets will be available and as this year it coincides with National Carers Week, there will also be information for carers.

Joanne Dalrymple-Smith, Advanced Community Dietitian, CPFT, said: “There’s strong evidence that supporting regular eating patterns and a quality diet for workers can improve overall wellness, drive productivity and reduce sickness absence, which links to the BDA’s Work Ready campaign. So we’ll be at the store to offer advice and highlight the work and worth of dieticians”.

The week also includes a range of national awareness raising and political events throughout the UK which promote the profession and the impact of dietetic practice on the health of the nation, including a visit to the House of Lords.

For more information about the BDA go to www.bda.co.uk and its Work Ready campaign at www.bdaworkready.co.uk

Mark Cole
Communications Specialist, CPFT
E mark.cole@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726766

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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