The BDA has been reaching out to various stakeholders to ensure the success of the programme across all types of workplace.
BelVita Breakfast are providing funding and their insights and consumer expertise to support this programme.
BelVita has been working with the British Dietetic Association since their UK launch in 2010 and a corporate member since 2013, and is proud to be part of the BDA Work Ready Programme.
Over 18 years of research and development has gone into producing cereal biscuits with a high content of Slowly Digestible Starch (SDS) which is a slow-release carbohydrate. As a product designed for breakfast time, a strict nutrition charter was devised from the outset to ensure the biscuits can be a legitimate contribution to a balanced breakfast.
Several clinical studies conducted on the biscuits high in SDS within breakfast, to the European Food Safety Authority resulted in positive scientific approval which then culminated in European Union approval and adoption into Regulation of the following EU health claim:
'Consumption of foods high in digestible starch raises blood glucose concentration less after food compared to foods low in slowly digestible starch'.1
Busy lives mean that for a myriad of reasons, 1 in 3 people are still skipping breakfast2 therefore belVita remains passionate about educating people about the scientific evidence behind, and the importance of, a balanced breakfast. As a large employer, Mondalez International, with an external Call to Wellbeing alongside their consumer insights and expertise will help ensure relevant and engaging content to support the programme to help a wide audience improve their workplace health.
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Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners
We are also working with the Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners to ensure we produce interventions which complement existing occupational health services. The Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners (AOHNP) is the leading organisation dedicated to developing and promoting the professional leadership and practice of Occupational Health Nursing. Their members are practitioners working across all sectors of UK industry and they have been instrumental in advising the programme about the current requirements of organisations commissioning these services and how to roll out the programme.
- Official Journal of the EU. Commission Regulation (EU) No 851/2013.
- Reeves et al 2013 Appetite 60, 51-57.