Workplace wellness, nutritional status and disease
Napier, Carin E.
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The objective of this study was to obtain a health profile for the staff members of a specific FET College. The study consisted of 138 adults of which there were 77 women and 61 men.This profile has been attained by: obtaining anthropometric data (height, mass, waist circumference); nutrient intake and food consumption observations, (24hr recall questionnaires, mathematically and statistically calculating parameters and comparing the results with internationally established criteria. The pertinent data: a relatively large Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference in addition to the presence of hypertension, low fruit and vegetable consumption and a low nutrient adequacy ratio for the staff members, indicates the need for an improved diet with levels of nutrient intake closer to that recommended internationally.
Vardan, C. and Napier, C. 2016. Workplace wellness, nutritional status and disease. African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences. 22(2:2): 605-625.