3. Nutrition & Healthy Eating

Managing food on shift work

Project Reference:

10-2013

Status:

Completed

Commencement Date:

February, 2014

Project Duration:

19 months

Abstract:

Due to changes in society and economic pressures, approximately 13% of the Irish population is employed in shift work. Internationally, shift work is reported to have negative consequences for the health of employees; however, little data exist on the lifestyle behaviours or the barriers and motivators to a healthy lifestyle among shift workers on the island of Ireland.

This project aims to develop a set of recommendations for a healthier lifestyle which will resonate with Irish shift workers, a comprehensive understanding of their eating habits and related lifestyle behaviours including the barriers and motivators to a healthy lifestyle.

Principal Contractor(s):

Dr Clare Corish, DIT

Collaborator(s):

Dr John Kearney, DIT

Prof Barbara Livingstone, U

Outputs:

Report:

Managing food on shift work