The impact of a complex workplace dietary intervention on Irish employees' off-duty dietary intakes

A study was conducted by researchers in the Republic of Ireland on making changes to the food available in workplace canteens in combination with an education programme, and looked at the impact on diet at work and outside of work. The data was obtained from the Food Choice at Work Trial and involved 850 people across 4 manufacturing workplaces.

Key findings included;

  • Significant reductions in on-duty intakes of total fat, saturated fat, salt and total sugars were observed in the Combined and in the Environment groups
  • In the Combined, significant changes were also observed in off-duty intakes of total fat, saturated fat, salt and total sugars

Results show that dietary interventions combining nutrition education and environmental dietary modification can improve employees’ dietary intakes both inside and outside of work.

Posted: 06/06/2019 12:15:41 by Deirdre Brennan
Filed under: Diet, Education, Environment, Interventions


 

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