This month Hit 100 partnered with Australian Disability Enterprise's and ran community education programs as well as provided nutritious meals to people with disabilities working in various employment programs.
Thousands of meals have been provided to employees at Endeavour Foundation (Castle Hill and Mount Druitt), Packforce (Wetherill Park and Frenchs Forest), Avenue and Jigsaw (two social enterprises of Fighting Chance located at Botany and Frenchs Forest respectively).
This community initiative was launched to celebrate the release of Hit 100’s new menu. Employees at Packforce, Endeavour, Avenue and Jigsaw participated in nutrition workshops designed to educate and empower them to make healthier choices.
We found that most employees at these workplaces either brought their lunch from home or bought it from “fast food” mobile food trucks that visited workplaces in the local area.
Hit 100's CEO, Karn Ghosh, said this program was a great opportunity to talk to employees in disability enterprises about diet and nutrition, and to show how healthy eating could be simple, delicious and easy to achieve in the workplace.
“Good nutrition is the foundation of good health, so this has been a fantastic opportunity to take this message directly to employees on the shop floor,” he said.
Karn said education-based outreach programs were important because almost 70 per cent of Australians living with a disability were considered to be overweight or obese, and more than 50 per cent were living with avoidable chronic disease.
“Healthy eating is especially important for people living with disabilities, as they are more likely than others to experience chronic diseases that can potentially be alleviated or prevented with our food-as-medicine approach,” he said.
For more information about how to access our home delivered healthy meals or nutrition coaching via the NDIS visit www.hit100.com.au or contact Hit 100 on 1300 448 100.