Felixstowe: Workers at port given tips to stop snacking

Lunchtime is Back - Live Well Suffolk's (L-R) Karen Davies, trained dietitian, Steven Lee-Foster, di

Lunchtime is Back - Live Well Suffolk's (L-R) Karen Davies, trained dietitian, Steven Lee-Foster, director, and Heather Osborn, trained dietitian. - Credit: Archant

PORTWORKERS have been given tips on healthy lunchtime eating – and how to avoid the need to snack.

Like workers across the country, those on the quaysides, container parks and in offices at the Port of Felixstowe are tempted into grabbing something quick for lunch, and not always making the healthiest choices.

A team from Live Well Suffolk visited the port with their Lunchtime is Back campaign roadshow to remind employees of the health benefits of eating a balanced lunch.

Karen Davies, one of Live Well Suffolk’s trained dietitians, said: “We know when you’re having a busy day it can be easy to simply grab lunch on the go, but unfortunately this can often lead to poor food choices which may result in weight gain. It can be easy to make simple changes to make your lunch a healthier one, whether it is swapping a packet of crisps for some fruit or simply having a glass of water instead of a fizzy drink.”

Workers were given free recipe cards featuring tips on how to boost health at lunchtimes.