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City promotes health and productivity during National Nutrition Week<p>​The theme this year is ‘Feeling Good with Food - Healthy eating in the Workplace’.</p><div>‘City Health recognises the critical link between nutrition, productivity, and overall well-being in the workplace. Studies have shown employees with unhealthy diets are 66% more likely to experience lower productivity, while those who rarely exercise face a 50% increased risk of lower productivity,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Patricia van der Ross. </div><div><br></div><div><span><p><img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:802px;" /></p>​​</span>Smoking further compounds the issue, with smokers facing a 28% higher risk of reduced productivity. Moreover, conditions such as depression, excess body weight, high blood pressure, and elevated cholesterol levels also elevate the risk of lost productivity.</div><div><br></div><div>‘Healthy eating is a cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle, and it plays a pivotal role in addressing the challenges posed by low productivity. At the workplace, making healthier food choices is vital,’ said Councillor van der Ross. </div><div><br></div><div>A healthy eating plan involves a balanced mix of foods from various groups, with portion sizes tailored to meet individual nutrient and energy needs. <br></div><div><br></div><div>Your options should include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free/low-fat dairy products while minimising the intake of saturated and trans fats, added sugars, and salt. </div><div><br></div><div>‘We encourage employees to make mindful food choices aligned with the guidelines for healthy eating and to be cautious about portion sizes. The City is dedicated to fostering a healthy, productive, and vibrant workforce. </div><div><br></div><div>‘As we commemorate National Nutrition Week, we urge all our communities and employees to embrace the importance of healthy eating. By making informed food choices and incorporating nutritious options into our daily routines, we can enhance our well-being, boost productivity, and create a workplace culture that thrives on vitality.</div><div><br></div><div>‘Let us all take a step towards a healthier and happier workplace, where we can truly feel good with food. Together, we can make a positive change in our lives and our community,’ added Councillor Van der Ross.<br></div><div><br></div><div><span><p><img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:802px;" /></p>​​</span>You can discuss nutrition, better food choices, healthier lifestyle or dietary concerns with the medical staff at any City clinic.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>End</strong></div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>2023-10-07T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#940e8c94-b884-4db4-b817-cf97ad1ecb67;L0|#0940e8c94-b884-4db4-b817-cf97ad1ecb67|nutrition;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#5fb0fd45-1240-41c9-aaeb-627cbd4a11ab;L0|#05fb0fd45-1240-41c9-aaeb-627cbd4a11ab|Health10

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