By Bärbel Weiligmann and Geke Lobregt — The role of the employer in supporting nutritional and mental health of employees while at work has never been more pronounced than it is today. In March 2022, the WHO wrote how the ‘COVID-19 pandemic triggers 25% increase in prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide’, representing a real challenge […]
This evidence brief focuses on the link between mental health and nutrition. The evidence will be presented using the Workforce Nutrition framework’s four pillars of workforce nutrition programmes, which are Healthy Food at Work, Nutrition Education, Nutrition Focused Health Checks, and Workplace Breastfeeding Support.
“Nutrition is often linked most closely with physical health but there are strong associations with mental and emotional health, and this is bi-directional. Your mental and emotional health affect your diet and your diet affects your emotional and mental health” said Christina Nyhus Dhillon Senior Manager, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). She participated […]