NNUH gives patients and staff food for thought
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will be marking Dietitians Week (6th – 10th June) with a variety of activities.
The theme of the third annual Dietitians Week, supported by the British Dietetic Association (BDA), is ‘workplace health’. The Nutrition and Dietetics team have a stand in the West Atrium, level 1, with handouts and information available to staff and the general public. The stand will be staffed between 11am – 3pm for anyone wishing to enquire.
Members of the public and staff are also encouraged to download and colour in their own healthy lunch sign and tweet pictures of their healthy lunch on Wednesday 8th June to @NNUH using the hashtag #DietitiansWeek. The sign can be accessed in the Healthy Eating section on the Nutrition and Dietetics page, along with healthy nutritional fact sheets from the NNUH website at http://www.nnuh.nhs.uk/departments/nutrition-amp-dietetics-dietetics/patient-information-eaflets/
Facilities partner Serco will be serving up healthy lunch choices in the restaurant with recipes available from the information stand in the West Atrium.
Fran Howe, NNUH Deputy Dietetic Services Manager said: “This year’s theme is workplace health and we’re really keen to provide both NNUH staff and members of the public with ideas on how they can make their workplace healthier. This could be down to a more active lifestyle whilst at work, joining workplace fitness clubs such as the Wednesday night running club and simply taking the stairs instead of the lift. Food plays a big part in remaining healthy and hopefully our fact sheets and information online will give people food for thought in terms of the different things they can eat.”
Dietitians are the only health professionals who are trained to translate the science of nutrition into practical guidance for individuals and the public. They are regulated by law and governed by professional and ethical codes to ensure they work to the highest standards and only provide safe and evidenced based advice to the public.