Passport to health
A project conducted at Gatwick Airport, published in the January 2015 issue of Complete Nutrition, shows that workplace interventions can make a positive impact on employee health.
The 12-week intervention trial, conducted among 35 shift-working security employees, included advice on diet and physical activity, the provision of a free pedometer and motivational support.
Employees were given a healthy eating plan and tips which highlighted satiety-enhancing foods, such as eggs, porridge oats, lean meats, fish and low fat dairy foods.
At the end of the project there was an average overall reduction of 3kg in body weight and significant reductions in body mass index and waist circumference. Blood glucose levels reduced by approximately 8%, while total cholesterol levels also reduced.
Andrew Joret, Chairman of the British Egg Industry Council, commented: “We were delighted that British Lion eggs were included in this study, showing that healthy eating in the workplace, combined with lifestyle changes, can help improve health outcomes.”
Notes to Editors
The Passport to Health programme was funded by Gatwick Airport Ltd while the audit was funded by the British Egg Industry Council. The full paper can be provided on request.
For further information please contact the British Egg Information Service on 020 7052 8899
 Ruxton C & Ursell A (2015) Passport to Health. Complete Nutrition Vol.14 No.6 pages 50-51.