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Nestlé UK Scoops Coveted Health and Wellbeing Award from Royal Society for Public Health

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Today, Nestlé UK and Ireland scooped the coveted Two year Health and Wellbeing Award from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) for its all-encompassing employee health and wellbeing strategy. The RSPH particularly commended Nestlé UK for its revolutionary health check programme which is available to all of its 8,000 employees across the UK.

As part of Nestlé’s Employee Wellbeing Framework, the health checks are part of a three year rollout programme that offers all employees free, one to one coaching that cover the individuals’ mental and physical wellbeing.

Developed in consultation with Nuffield Health, it will help facilitate behavioural change and offer a personalised programme so that employees can make more informed choices for themselves.

The RSPH is an independent health and education charity, dedicated to protecting and promoting the public’s health and wellbeing. The aim of the Health and Wellbeing Awards is to recognise achievements in the promotion of health and wellbeing through activities, policies and strategies which empower communities and individuals, improve the population’s health and address the wider social determinants of health.

Shirley Cramer, CEO of Royal Society for Public Health said:

“The RSPH has a long history of promoting good practice in public health and we are proud of our Health and Wellbeing Awards which provide a stage to celebrate the great work of organisation’s across the country regardless of their sector, size and setting. It was an extremely competitive field this year and I would like to congratulate our 2015 winners who are all exemplars of innovative, progressive programmes to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. I hope that their effective programmes will be adopted and celebrated elsewhere.”

Fiona Kendrick, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé UK and Ireland said:

“I am delighted that we have been recognised with such a prestigious award.

“As a leading food and drinks company in the UK, we aim to lead our health and wellness ambition by example. Through our health checks, we provide easily accessible help to our employees and we look forward to working with them to help them make better, healthier and more active choices going forward.”