To mark the start of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, set by the United Nations General Assembly, Nature’s Pride Foundation (NPF) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) today announce a new partnership aimed at promoting health through advancement improve better nutrition for workers in the fruit and vegetable sector.
The partnership spans several levels. One of them is to translate the GAIN Nutrition at Work Handbook into four languages and then make it publicly available. The partnership will also promote better nutrition in the fruit and vegetable sector through a series of webinars and articles. Finally, Nature’s Pride will implement labor nutrition programs with farmers in Peru and South Africa.
“We are very excited about this new partnership,” said Lynnette Neufeld, Director of Knowledge Leadership at GAIN. “Fruit and vegetables are at the heart of a healthy diet. We hope that through this partnership with one of the leading fruit and vegetable suppliers in Europe we can achieve this.” Raising awareness and taking action to improve the nutrition of workers in the global fruit and vegetable sector, ”she says. “The partnership with Nature’s Pride is also designed to show that improving worker nutrition is a desirable and necessary part of a truly sustainable business.”
Coen van Iwaarden from NPF could no longer agree. “There was a perfect click from the very first conversation,” says Van Iwaarden. ‘This partnership enables us to do what we believe in: contribute to a healthier world by partnering with experts like GAIN and building on Nature’s Pride’s global network of dedicated breeders. It’s very exciting to make GAIN’s excellent Nutrition at Work manual available worldwide while working with growers in Peru and South Africa ourselves. Together we can have a great positive impact. ‘
Good nutrition is the basis for health and thus for a better quality of life. One in three people worldwide suffers from at least one type of malnutrition. This has a significant impact on their quality of life and poses challenges for employers in terms of productivity and loss of potential.1 Given that 58% of the world’s population will spend a third of their working hours in adulthood, health in the workplace is a crucial determinant of general well-being .2
The Nutrition at Work Handbook was developed by GAIN, EatWell Global, and the Scaling Up Nutrition Business Network to capitalize on the opportunities that workforce nutrition brings: it gradually caters to employers and companies looking to provide healthy meals and snacks to their employees – Step-by-step guide to help employers get started.
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