Carillion spices up healthy eating with celebrity chef
Support services company Carillion has joined up with Barts Health NHS Trust and celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala to encourage healthy eating and to support NHS Sustainability Day on March 28.
The day will see NHS Trusts across the country running
activities and events to promote sustainability to both patients
and the public.
Carillion provides a range of catering, cleaning and general
facilities services for the Barts Health NHS Trust across three
sites - the Royal London, Barts and the Chest hospitals, and its
support is part of a wider £6,000 sponsorship agreement by
Carillion with the Trust to encourage healthier living and
community engagement in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Building on the great work undertaken on the contract regarding
community engagement, with partners including Business in the
Community, HMP Send and Harpley Pupil Referral Unit, Carillion will
also be sponsoring a Community Engagement Award on the
28th for NHS Sustainability Day.
In addition it will be serving a special healthy option recipe
created by Cyrus Todiwala at the restaurants across the three sites
and a range of other Carillion-supported hospital sites on the day.
Food served by Carillion will also have greater nutritional
information such as fat content.
"This is an important initiative which is linked to a
major drive by the NHS Trust to improve the health, wellbeing and
sustainability of the local community."
- Guy Bertram, Carillion
Guy Bertram, Facilities General
Manager, for Carillion, said: "This is an important initiative
which is linked to a major drive by the NHS Trust to improve the
health, wellbeing and sustainability of the local community.
We jumped at the chance to help out, not least because many of the
staff working on our contract here are from East London and they
want to get involved. They have been coming up with great ideas to
back the scheme and will be posting these on the NHS Sustainability
"To tap into this enthusiasm for healthy living we are also
offering staff incentives such as tax-free breakfasts to those who
cycle to work on the 28th."
The Barts Health NHS Trust promotion of healthy eating programme is
being rolled out over the next two years across a number of schools
in the Tower Hamlets area.
Fiona Daly, the Environmental Manager for Barts
Health said: "The commitment and energy brought to these
initiatives by corporate partners like Carillion and their staff is
crucial to their success and we are grateful for their efforts and
support. Linking up with well known chefs like Cyrus Todiwalla is
also a great way to engage with the local community and create
interest for the borough's children and maximize