Everyone knows that poor nutrition, smoking and lack of exercise are health hazards. And many would probably agree that more could be done at workplaces to improve health. It has become well-known that healthy food and conscious nutrition contributes to efficiency and precision at work. But, in many trades, your lunch is still your own business.
Sometimes, it's easiest and fastest to grab some fast food.
Education can help change the food culture in your trade in a positive way.
Maybe your trade union, chamber of trade
or vocational college offers courses or guidance to promote a healthy diet. Comment from a driver instructor, Denmark:
"Most drivers smoke. It is a part of the culture in the trade, and no one complains. You don't meddle in each other's affairs. It would be good to talk about it, because many drivers are way too overweight. They sit a lot, don't move much and eat unhealthy food. That isn't healthy".
As a consequence, the Danish trade union 3F has, together with the transport employers association and with support from the transport education fund, published a small easy cookbook for drivers with tips for “parking place cooking”.Example Turkey
Unhealthy life styles have changed for bus drivers. Though they still often are heavy smokers while travelling, there is a growing awareness of eating regularly in registered restaurants on the route.