Companies and Organisations should promote health in a holistic manner
Employee wellness programme could be part of HR management. Shift the focus from employee health check-up to employee health maintenance. Incentives should be provided for health conscious employees.
Encourage more employee interactions at the work place
Suggestion boxes at worksites would enable the management to get context and culture specific strategies, which would be resource sensitive from various employees themselves (stake holders).
Involvement of families for greater compliance and better implementation of health interventions is required.
Motivation to employees to minimize the use of mechanized aids in day to day activities (e.g. lifts, intercoms, internet for internal communication) at worksites.
Encourage group activities like team building exercises, sports etc.
Ensure healthy environment in the workplace. If possible have open patches for vegetable plantation and promote rainwater harvesting with active employee participation and ownership.
Active advocacy by the media is indispensable in promoting health at the worksite and health of the nation.
Measures for food product industry
Type of fat/oil in the product should be healthy. Trans-fatty acids/vanaspati have tremendous harmful health effects. Biscuits, ready to eat noodles, breads and other local confectionaries, traditional halwais are the largest consumers of trans-fatty acids. A shift to a healthier fat is desirable by these industries.
Misleading advertising or those with false claims should be given up.
Responsible labelling, clear, large in regional languages with the help of pictorial representation is desirable.