Growing success of the FOOD@Work workshops in Romania

The FOOD@Work workshops were launched at the beginning of this year in Romanian companies, to sensitize their employees on nutrition and healthy eating habits. So far, 8 workshops have been held throughout the country, reaching over 220 employees, and with more to come!

The teams of Edenred Romania teamed up with nutritionists to organize these educative events, based on the FOOD programme recommendations. The employees found them very useful on a personal level, with a positive impact on their professional life.

 

 

Most Romanian employees are eager to improve their daily diet, and seek for a more active way of life. But, for various reasons, a lot of people find it difficult to improve their daily habits: insufficient or incorrect information regarding a healthy diet, difficulty access to healthy food during the work schedule, or even lack of support from those around them (personal and professional).

“With the Food@Work workshops we help the employees by giving them concrete information and personal answers from nutritionists, but also by generating shared habits within the teams they work every day. When your co-workers also eat healthy with you, it is easier to catch good habits”, says Bianca Schmidt, Products & Marketing Director, Edenred Romania.

The FOOD program also offered to 10 restaurants member of the FOOD network, trainings and guidance, for them to improve the nutritional balance of their meals, and tips to include a healthy offer in their lunch menu.

A dedicated Facebook page was also created for the FOOD programme in Romania: it contains tips, suggestions, information on nutrition and health at work.

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The FOOD programme was awarded a Best practice Certificate by the European Commission

On 19 June, the FOOD programme Consortium was awarded a certificate by Commissioner Tibor Navracsics (Education, Culture, Youth and Sport), Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis (Health and Food Safety) and Director General Jerzy Bogdan Plewa (for Commissioner Phil Hogan, Agricultural and Rural Development) for its contribution towards promoting Healthy Lifestyles.

The FOOD programme was assessed by the EU Commission and emerged as a best practice. We thus had the opportunity to present our initiatives to Member States representatives during a marketplace workshop. Participants were able to meet together, break into small working groups and to take part in ‘speed dating’ sessions to rapidly match project owners and those with interest in implementing them in their own countries. You can find best practices related to various health topics on the EU Commission Best Practice Portal.

As Commissioner Hogan said: “The progress made is a strong signal to show that working together can bring great results. From balanced diets to regular physical activity, more needs to be done but I am confident that we are on the right track.

A sincere thank you to all our partners for their continuous involvement in the programme for the past 10 years, for their great achievements and successes.

Congratulations, and let’s carry on together!

 


To know more:
Tartu call leaflet
European Commission, Press release – ‘Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle shows concrete results for EU citizens’
European Commission, EU-Health newsletter

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