Firefighter nutrition

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6276
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What steps is London Fire Brigade taking to ensure firefighters can get healthy and suitable food on shift?

Answer

Firefighter nutrition

Firefighter nutrition

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Fire Brigade has commissioned one of its firefighters, with expert knowledge of diet and nutrition, to deliver a pilot initiative in the Brigade’s north east area to help employees adjust their diet so that it comprises the necessary nutritional intake and assists them in eating only sufficient amounts to help them maintain a healthy weight. This has included 52 watches across 14 stations. An end of year report has been produced which is currently being reviewed with a proposal to extend the pilot to cover the remaining three areas.

As part of the Brigade's strategy on improving the health and wellbeing of staff it also launched a wellworks site last year, offering a range of healthy eating and nutritional advice for staff to follow.