Health team promotes benefits of healthy living to Fenland companies

Cllr Peter Murphy

Cllr Peter Murphy - Credit: Archant

A HEALTH team has been visiting Fenland’s businesses to promote healthy living to the staff.

Representatives from Fenland District Council, the NHS’s Camquit service and Cambridgeshire County Council Public Health team have offered advise to workers about diet, exercise, alcohol and smoking.

Councillor Peter Murphy, FDC’s portfolio holder responsible for environmental health, said: “Going into the workplace and working together like this is a good way of getting important health messages across in a practical, low-cost way.

“It is one way we can help to tackle the significant health problems that Fenland has. Importantly, the advice doesn’t just help individuals – businesses also benefit from having a healthy workforce.”

Two “Healthy Employers” sessions have been held at Rustler Produce in Chatteris, including one last week when workers had their carbon monoxide levels and blood pressure checked and received individual health advice.

Some workers also took part in a rowing challenge.

Other companies which have welcomed the project include Greencore Prepared Meals in Wisbech, where a second session is due on June 5.

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For more information on the Healthy Employer project, call Debra Bodger in FDC’s environmental health team on 01354 654321 or email