Healthy meals to support Aussie transport workers

Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Healthy meals to support Aussie transport workers

A new pilot program aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of Australian transport workers has revealed its first round of successful results. Kings Transport Group and LDJ Transport have partnered with healthy meal delivery company Lite n’ Easy to provide truck drivers with a range of meals and snacks as part of a four-week healthy eating initiative. Accredited Practising Dietician for Lite n’ Easy Ashleigh Jones said sitting for extended periods of time has a negative impact on general health and wellbeing; it can cause weight gain that leads to disease, as well as brain fog and demotivation. Jones added that eating fast food or unhealthy snacks on the go can also be a factor when it comes to fatigue and concentration. “We hope this joint initiative with Kings Transport & LDJ Transport demonstrates that eating healthy meals and snacks can have a life-changing, positive effect on both the mind and body,” Jones said.

Kings Transport Group driver Shane Howat lost eight kilograms over the four-week trial and said he has never felt better. “Sitting all day long, driving a vehicle can make it hard to look after the body. By changing what I was eating and the time of day I sat down for meals, I noticed considerable weight loss. I also experienced improved sleep and saw a significant change in my concentration, which is so important when on the road for 8 hours a day. I actually couldn’t believe how good I felt,” Howat said.

All of the drivers in the trial reported at least one area of improvement, whether it was weight loss, sleep quality, concentration or fatigue levels. Kings Transport Group CEO Barry Thompson said the company is heavily invested in the health and wellbeing of its employees, and is aware of how much strain and pressure is on the country’s supply chain. “We need to look after the sector as much as possible to ensure they are fighting fit. This four-week trial has shown incredible initial results,” Thompson said.

Lite n’ Easy delivers healthy food that helps people manage their weight and improve their health.

Image credit: © Zajda

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