Thrive at Work

BDA Work Ready is the leading network of specialist workplace dietitians in the UK. The British Dietetic Association launched BDA Work Ready in response to a demand for corporate nutrition experts to assist organisations with their health and wellbeing strategies.

We are also a participant of Thrive at Work as an employer, so we are very familiar with the Workplace Wellbeing Commitment. Our workplace team has taken an in-depth look at the Thrive at Work themes and collated information on services and tools which support organisations looking to evidence criteria that relate to food and drink choices.

We have put together some free resources and recommended services below to support you in achieving Thrive at Work. All services listed are delivered by consultant workplace dietitians, tailored to your needs. Please note separate fees apply to services.

Free resources which can support you:

Services that can support you:

Free resources which can support you:

Services which can support you:

  • MHSM5 – BDA Work Ready tailored workshops. Our popular ‘Eat Well Feel Well’ educational workshop works well alongside other mental health awareness training and can include food demos.

Free resources which can support you:

  • MSKSM2 – Musculoskeletal health can be linked to the maintenance of a healthy weight. Our factsheets on weight loss may be useful.

Services which can support you:

Free resources which can support you:

  • HLE1, 6 – Develop healthy eating awareness by providing accessible information. The BDA’s evidence based food factsheets can develop healthy eating, drinking and weight awareness.
  • HLE4 – Our ‘Better vending’ guidelines can support organisations working with vending operators to enable staff to make healthier choices.

Services which can support you:

  • HLE1, 4, 8 – BDA Work Ready workshops all include handouts and supporting information to help employees take the next step with healthy eating. Current workshops include food and mood (Eat Well Feel Well), maintaining focus and concentration (Eat Well Work Well), positive ageing (Eat Well Keep Well), Eating Well for Women’s Health, Eating well for the planet (sustainable diets). We can also create bespoke handouts for example on making healthier choices when eating out, eating well on a budget, salt and sugar reduction.
  • HLE 4 – BDA Work Ready have a range of tools and services to assist with healthier catering to assist people in making healthy eating choices.
  • HLE5 – Once you have decided on your event calendar for awareness days and challenges, BDA Work ready have a range of services to support its delivery – including workshops.
  • HLE6 – The Work Ready dietitian can help the health champion to deliver a planned programme of events.
  • HLE7 – The Work Ready dietitian can work alongside your team to produce a plan/policy which could include corporate hospitality, catering provision, vending/in-house catering pricing and promotions
  • HLE8 – Via staff engagement the Work Ready dietitian can support the organisation to understand the acceptability of weight management programmes, which could then lead to a bespoke intervention for groups or individuals.

Free resources which can support you:

  • EFH1 – Display the BDA Eat Well Spend Less food fact sheet to support healthy eating and evidence that you are assisting with budget planning with food.
  • EC2 – Provide signposting to information which may help people affected by caring responsibilities where diet and appetite are affected. Malnutrition and reduced appetites can be key concerns for carers and these resources enable a conversation with the care team.

 

If you would like a chat with a member of the team about any of the resources and services listed here, or to request further information about the Work Ready programme, contact us at workready@bda.uk.com and 0121 200 8030.