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We will bring you up to the minute educational and informative articles and blog posts to inspire you about healthy eating and help you be energised, fit, healthy and productive both in your working and personal life.

  • 14.08.2018

    Recipe Of The Week - Chicken and Feta Frittata

    A multitasking dish that is ideal for breakfast, lunch or as a main meal. Ideal for all the family and a great way to use up leftover chicken. Serve with a green salad for a well rounded main meal or on it's own for brekkie. More
  • 09.08.2018

    Glycaemic Index

    There are a number of popular diets based on the glycaemic index (GI), such as the Zone and Slow-Carb diet as well as using the GI of foods as a means to identify carbohydrate containing foods which may influence blood sugar levels. This fact file explores both the GI and glycaemic load (GL), why it can be useful and the limitations. More
  • 08.08.2018

    Small Steps To Quash Your Sugar Cravings

    Sugar is everywhere – cheap, accessible and addictive. So it is little wonder that so many of us are searching for our next sugar hit. More
  • 07.08.2018

    Recipe Of The Week - Baked Aubergine with Homemade Yoghurt Dressing

    The best part about this recipe is that it can be done the day before to save time if you know you have a busy following day or you’re catering for the masses. Deliciously light and tasty, simply pop onto the BBQ or under the grill to warm through if prepared ahead of time. More
  • 02.08.2018

    Boost Your Protein Intake With Plants

    Going meat-free occasionally if perhaps even frequently has become ever more common, health benefits and low costs have proven persuading factors. More
  • 01.08.2018

    Foods To Eat In August

    Food shopping is a time consuming task, and not knowing what to buy when you get there can be overwhelming and ultimately expensive. However, purchasing seasonal foods is a healthy and cost effective way to approach food shopping. Grocery stores tend to stock up on seasonal items because they are plentiful, making them less expensive for you. More
  • 31.07.2018

    Recipe Of The Week - Cherry and Spinach Salad

    This salad makes a quick and easy lunch. The addition of goats cheese adds a touch of creamy luxury. Also ideal as an accompaniment to your BBQ. More
  • 26.07.2018

    Metabolism Boosting Foods

    Your metabolism is the sum of all the energy your body uses throughout the day, this includes basic bodily functions and exercise. Higher energy use can increase your metabolic rate. The higher your metabolic rate, the more fat you will burn, making weight loss and weight maintenance easier. More
  • 25.07.2018

    14 Ways To Lose or Maintain Weight On Holiday Part 2

    Losing or maintaining weight can be difficult when on holiday, with much of our plans often revolving around meal times. But this needn’t be the case, making a few simple switches will ensure you stay on track and arrive home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated rather then sluggish and heavy. More
  • 24.07.2018

    Recipe Of The Week - Bean and Herb Dip

    Make up a batch and keep it in the fridge to use as a snack or use it in place of mayonnaise or salad cream in your lunchtime pitta bread or wrap. If you like your food hot, simply add some chopped chilli or minced chilli from a jar (they've done all the hard work for you) to spice things up. More

How The Healthy Employee meets the NICE Guidelines

The Healthy Employee supports the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines.


National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) 2006.

  1. The Healthy Employee is a registered NICE stakeholder for 'Workplace Policy and Management Practises to Improve the Health of Employees' - the guidelines for this are due to be available in 2015. As a stakeholder it is our job to feed relevant information and recommendations into the process.
  2. Clinical Guidance 43 - Obesity
  3. Clinical Guidance 6 - Behaviour Change
  4. Public Health Guidance 2 - Four Commonly Used Methods to Increase Physical Activity
  5. Public Health Guidance 13 - Promoting Physical Activity in the Workplace
  6. Public Health Guidance 25 - Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
  7. Public Health Guidance 35 - Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
  8. Public Health Guidance 41 - Walking and Cycling


Businesses we support and work with closely

Why SMQ? Why Health Insurance?

NHS resources are under strain like never before as it cuts spending by £20 billion by 2015¹, waiting times for consultations & treatment are rising fast. As PMI costs continue to increase companies are looking for a different and affordable ways of providing fast access to treatment. SMQ specialises in Health insurance & is currently helping over 1000 companies to find the best value cover for their needs. Our service is FREE (we are remunerated by the insurance industry). Please call/email our friendly helpful team and see how we can reduce your costs or set up a cost effective policy for your staff from as little as £1/week.


First Class Training and Development

First Class is a Warwickshire based learning and development company which is trusted to design and facilitate learning to maximise individual potential and business results. Since establishment in 1998, the business has built a reputation for high quality customised learning interventions that are fresh, up-to-date and memorable. It enjoys a growing client base of repeat customers with over 75% of it business coming from recommendations. Key areas of support:

Supervisory and Management Development │ Personal and Team Development/Building │ Project Management │ Customer Service│ Employment Law │ Health and Safety │ Human Resources Reducing Absence│ Train the Trainer │ Coaching

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