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P2. Physical Activity Guidelines
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 21 April, 2013
Through your physical activity pledges you will be working with employees, customers/consumers and/or local communities. For each group (as applicable) please describe the specific activities or projects you have undertaken over the past year.
For example, employee incentive schemes to promote physical activity, awareness raising activities or improvements to facilites to promote active travel.
As part of Full of Beans a roadshow was organized last year at our head office and our partners, Healthy Performance ran mini health MOT checks
Our largest manufacturing site near Wigan participates in the drive for better employee health through its Active@Work programme which offers free health checks and training for workplace champions. There are also roadshows to inform workers about local health promotion services such as Lose Weight, Feel Great and Health Trainers.
Since its launch in November 2009, Full of Beans has captured the imaginations of our employees. The Full of Beans initiative is to equip us with personal knowledge to perform at our peak in our personal and professional lives.
In April 2012 at our head office site representatives from Hillingdon Sports and Leisure complex visited to offer free mini health checks and answer questions about Heinz Corporate memberships which includes full use of the Gym, a 50m sized Olympic indoor swimming pool; Steam room and sauna; all fitness classes, currently run around 100 classes a week.
The workplace is a valuable health-promoting environment and Heinz is committed to improving the health of its 2,500 employees. As part of this we offer a bike purchase scheme which employees can participate in.
We continue to roll out programmes of activity as part of our commitment to promoting the health of Heinz employees as well as sharing the exercise guidelines from the Department of Health.
For example, supporting/sponsoring local physical activity programmes, promoting physical activity to customers through website campaigns or in-store materials.
For example, support for community-based physical activity programmes (such as funding, sponsorship or other promotion activity), working with local partners to engage communities is physical activity opportunities.
The revised Chief Medicial Officers (CMO) guidelines provide physical activity recommendations for four distinct age groups. From the following list, please indicate the age groups you have focused on in disseminating the guidelines (if unknown, please explain why):
Early years (under 5s), Children & young people (5-18), Adults (19-64), Older adults (65+)
We have promoted the guidelines for all age groups through our various employee channels including digital and employee notice boards.
Please estimate the number of people reached through your activities on this pledge and explain how you arrived at this estimate:
Minimum of 2,500 employees but in addition we would anticipate that the information is also shared with family and friends.
We would be interested to know if your pledge activity over the last year has delivered a measurable increase in participation in physical activity. If so, please describe and provide an estimate of the level of increase and how you measured this. There is a 2000-character limit when completing this section.
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