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SUGAR SMART Cornwall launch celebrates healthy workplaces

Date: 22 Mar 2018

 

Cornwall launched their SUGAR SMART campaign at the Workplace Health Awards event 26 February. Employers across public, private and third sectors were recognised for their great work improving staff health and wellbeing in the county.

Cornwall is leading the way on engaging workplaces as part of SUGAR SMART by being the first to make sugar reduction activities a requirement for obtaining a Healthy Workplace certification.

https://www.sustainweb.org/news/mar18_sugar_smart_cornwall_healthy_workplaces/

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Professor Dame Carol Black is Expert Adviser on Health and Work to NHS England and Public Health England presented the awards. She said at the 2017 Workplace Health Conference and Awards“It always gives me great pleasure to return to Cornwall to present the Workplace Health Awards, which go from strength to strength each year. These awards show the commitment of organisations, public and private, large and small, to employees' health and wellbeing. They also acknowledge the relationship between health and wellbeing, engagement and productivity"

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