ROCKINGHAM General Hospital staff are taking on the challenge of refraining from junk food for November.
The group of staff have each taken their pledge to ‘eat no trash and raise some cash’ next month as part of the Heart Foundation’s No Junk November initiative.
The Rockingham Peel Group healthier workplace committee has committed to donating the money they would spend on junk food during November to the Heart Foundation.
Committee member and senior health promotion officer Kirsty De Blanken said the group were excited to take on the challenge.
“This is a great opportunity for us to support our colleagues in making healthy changes to their diet,” she said.
“For staff working in a busy health service, maintaining our own health is important, not only for ourselves but also so that we can continue to care for others.”
She said it was a great way to remind people about the importance of prevention.
“Prevention of chronic diseases such as heart disease is really important and living a healthy lifestyle is a big piece of the puzzle,” she said.
“Eating well and staying active gives us the best chance of living a long, healthy life.”