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FOOD awarded by the United Nations Task force on NCDs

On September 23rd, the Belgian Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment (SPF SP) received an award from the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases.

This award recognises the FOOD programme’s “outstanding contribution to achieving NCD-related Sustainable Development Goals”.

The FOOD programme was invited by the ILO to submit an application this spring. It was assessed by a high-level committee composed of the following UN agencies: International Labour Organisation (ILO), World Health Organisation (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and the World Food Programme (WFP).

The SPF SP, represented by its Ambassador, received the prize in the UN Building in New York, and the ceremony was held during the UN General Assembly High Level meeting.

It is a great recognition for the hard work all the partners have put in the programme over the last 10 years, achieved thanks to their continuous involvement.

It is also the first global award received!


Press release from the SPF SP (in FR and NL)


septembre 26, 2019   No Comments

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.

juillet 26, 2019   No Comments