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P2. Physical Activity Guidelines
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 30 April, 2015
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.
Greencore sites run a number of initiatives to promote physical activity, depending on the size, location and facilities available.
For example, one site has a gym which runs monthly inductions to help those wishing to increase their physical activity. Fitness plans can be provided for those with specific physical health problems. Future improvements planned for the gym include provision of a nutrition planner. The site also has a lunchtime walking club.
Another site has successfully run a couple of health promotion campaigns over the last few months. Blood pressure monitoring was offered to colleagues. This was a great success and identified a number who were at risk and subsequently went to their own GP for management. A healthy eating programme was run with a local partner which resulted in approximately 60 colleagues losing weight and gaining nutritional information from a dietician who visited every week. Following the success of these initiatives a further structure programme is being developed.
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.
We engage in local and national charity events in our local communities, including fun runs and other sponsored events.
A number of our sites support local community and school football teams.
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+)
Please estimate the number of people reached through your activities on this pledge and explain how you arrived at this estimate:
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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