Put women’s nutrition on the workplace menu – Personnel Today

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Workplace Menu Can Promote Women’s Health

Workplace Menu Can Promote Women's HealthMany workplace menus still focus on satisfying hunger. There is a real opportunity to promote health and well-being throughout the workforce with better menu choices. In fact, the workforce menu can promote women’s health in particular in so many ways.

Women can experience specific health-related vulnerabilities and, as such, are therefore at unique risk for various nutrition-related conditions that can affect the duration and quality of their working lives. Although women’s health is multi-faceted, requiring multidisciplinary input, nutrition has been shown to significantly influence the risk of chronic disease and can assist in maintaining good health.

Some conditions commonly, or exclusively, associated with women where nutrition can play a role in effective management include menopause, pregnancy, premenstrual syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome, breast cancer, urinary tract infections, and eating disorders.

These conditions may often be overlooked, but can have a major impact on women at work. With a female employment rate now exceeding 70% in the UK (Clegg, 2018), and most adults spending more than half of their waking hours at work (Morgan et al., 2011), the workplace provides a valuable opportunity to meet women’s health needs during her working years.

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