SBN Tanzania has successfully launched the Nutrition Workforce Handbook.
This book serves as a practical guide to provide healthy meals and snacks to employees at the workplace and for businesses that offer snacks or single meal choices to employees during the workday. It provides information to help managers, chefs, cooks and caterers decide what and how much to serve.
Additionally, the book will enable companies looking to improve both employee/workers health and business outcomes achieve that goal. The handbook is not only applicable to the workplace that already provides meals but also to employers that do not currently offer food to employees but are interested in taking the first steps towards a workforce nutrition programme.
The launch meeting had 30 participants including SMEs in the food value chain, Government representatives from Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) and other stakeholders.
The implementation and use of the book will be piloted with two selected companies who are SBN members.