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A recent study has found that over two thirds of us do not take a lunch break when at work. The study was conducted by healthcare group Bupa on sample size of 2,000 full-time workers.


We all know the importance of nutrition and keeping hydrated but we do not always find it easy to distract from work in order to eat and drink. Workload should not be an adequate excuse for “skipping meals “and not taking breaks.

  • It’s a legal requirement to take a 20-minute break when working six hours or more.
  • It should be a break in working time and should not be taken either at the start, or at the end, of a working day.

We all have to take time out to recharge our batteries. Management should set a good example in creating a company culture to take regular breaks.


24% said they see their boss not taking lunch and feel pressure to do the same.

“An army marches on its stomach, so said Napoleon, and it seems many modern-day leaders would do well to adopt a similar attitude.”


Not taking breaks is likely to have an impact on both physical health and wellbeing.


Not taking a break heightens the risks of underperformance, lower productivity levels and compromises the opportunity to develop social connections.

Click here for information on mindful eating.


Click here to find out about the importance of vitamin D.


Click here for some tips on snacking.


Click here to see the NHS Eatwell Plate portion guidelines.

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Food Trainer App


Do you want to eat less unhealthy food? Do you want to lose weight? Then why not try the FoodT app!


You could lose weight and be part of exciting new scientific research simply by using an app on your Android phone or iPhone.


The FoodT brain training app is based on a similar online game, which was shown to reduce users’ food intake and weight after playing the game four times.

Click here to find out more information.

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Promote good nutrition in your workplace...


Maitland medical can help you to deliver Nutrition Health promotion to your staff in a fun and interactive way.

Displays showing the amount of sugar and salt in certain food products are a good visual way of promoting knowledge and awareness. Various props can be used including a “pound of Fat” emphasising just how much this is.

Alcohol awareness can be included by activities aimed around understanding the amount  of units in certain drinks and home measure sizes etc.

These displays always prove to be popular and fun.


We are also able to offer healthy eating talks which include a short presentation looking at why healthy eating is important.

Alternatively, we can work with you to develop bespoke workshops for your workforce.


Click here to see how good nutrition can benefit both employees and employers.

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