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According to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), British business miss out to 175 million sick days every year. But healthier employees are happier, have more energy, are more productive and have less time off work due to sickness.

Whether you own or run a company, a division, a team or perhaps a multinational conglomerate, investing in your most valuable assets can be as easy as peeling a banana. Sign up to the Eat in Colour Charter and take a few easy steps to ensure that all your employees understand the benefits of healthy eating and are able enjoy fruit and vegetables, wherever they work in your business.

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Provide a good, affordable selection of fruit and vegetables in the workplace, whether in the staff restaurant or restroom, on the shop floor or in the boardroom. It’s easy. Visit www.fruitfuloffice.com or – click here for a list of other suppliers.

Encourage employees to take their full snack and lunch breaks so that they have time to eat something healthy and maintain their energy levels.

Encourage more light exercise and team sporting activities – anything from a lunchtime walk to a staff football team.

Enlist the help of a local dietitian to provide staff with a healthy eating check and offer advice. For more information contact The British Dietetic Association.

Maintain momentum with good internal communication – regularly remind staff to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables and provide access to healthy eating information and advice on exercise.

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If you'd like to know more about deliveries of fresh fruit or vegetables to your workplace why not contact Eat in Colour campaign sponsor, Fruitful Office (www.fruitfuloffice.com)? Fruitful Office are the UK’s original office fruit supplier, currently delivering fruit boxes to over 225 companies and 13,000 employees in London and across the UK.

Why not take up the Bowl not Biscuit Challenge as a business? We’d love to hear from you. Contact the Eat in Colour Team or Tel: 01733 237117

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