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Health Promotion

We are involved in a wide range of activities to promote health in the District

In addition to our principle work such as the inspection of food premises, health and safety inspections and investigations of food complaints and instances of infectious disease, we are also involved in a range of activities and events, in partnership with other organisations with the common aim of health promotion. Examples of the types of activities we are involved in are as follows:

  • The Eat Out Eat Well Award - Has been developed to reward caterers who make it easier for their customers to make healthy choices when eating out.    Our team will give successful businesses a bronze, silver or gold based on the type of food and how healthy choices are promoted.  You can find businesses with the award here

  • Hand wash challenge- A good hand washing technique interactive display has been used during 'Think safe Week' which attracts many school children from the local area. The manned display teaches good hand washing technique through the use of a discloser cream which is rubbed into the hands and glows under UV light. If subsequent hand washing is good the cream will be washed off, if however any areas have been missed, remaining glowing areas will reveal where more washing is needed. More information on is available by following the link to the NHS website. Hand washing

  • 'Just a Tick'- The Ticks and Lyme Disease teaches about the problems with tick bites and Lyme Disease, an issue of particular relevance in such a rural area as the New Forest. It gives practical advise on how to identify if you have been bitten, what to do if you have, as well as helpful information on prevention.
  • Other Activities- Press notices, mail shots, website updates etc largely on new legislation, and information circulated in the local press in relation to specific issues of interest - e.g. barbeque safety, or Christmas turkey campaigns, and training.

If you would like to know more you can contact at: eho.office@nfdc.gov.uk.

 

Updated: 16 Apr 2020
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