Scottish Cancer Prevention Network

Healthy Meetings

Have you noticed how difficult it can be to attain your daily healthy eating plans, activity goals and smart thinking on days where you have meetings greater than 4 hours that span lunchtime?

The SCPN has developed a score card, which focuses on ten highlights that regular meeting attenders agree, represent important examples of good practice for healthy meetings. They do not include every aspect of a healthy diet or active living but provide a brief checklist to help support meeting organisers.

We are focusing on some specific aspects of meetings that can be relatively easily assessed, although there are other issues like portions sizes, avoiding sponsorship by food and drink companies and sustainability considerations (e.g. plastic crockery/local food/minimal waste) that are also important. Good taste and adequate quantities mustn't be forgotten and we also recognise the need to try and promote meetings that are held in places that are well served by public transport.

You can help support healthier meetings by:

Discussing The Checklist With Meetings' Chairpeople.
Providing Feedback (Your Scorecard) To Meeting Organisers.
Sharing Your Experiences Of Good Practice With The SCPN.
Helping Us To Promote, Disseminate And Reward Examples Of Good Practice.