Employees at Moy Park’s Ballymena site availed of free health checks during the company’s ‘Wellbeing Week’ programme, courtesy of a new initiative with ‘Farm Families’.
The Farm Families Health Checks Programme is a joint initiative between the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and the Public Health Agency. It provides rural communities with access to health checks and wellbeing advice from qualified nurses in a portable clinic that can travel to their location. The Farm Families van made a pit stop at Moy Park during the company’s annual ‘Wellbeing Week’, which takes place at its GB and NI sites throughout the year.
As well as providing essential health checks such as blood pressure monitoring, BMI, cholesterol checks and diabetic screening, Farm Families offered tailored, individual advice on a range of issues including diet and exercise. Moy Park’s ‘Wellbeing Week’ also provided staff with the opportunity to speak with an occupational nurse, specialising in health and safety in the workplace and access to a range of treatments from local beautician, Urban Beauty.
Mike Mullan, Executive Director, Moy Park said:
“Supporting the wellbeing of our staff is very important and we were delighted to be joined by Farm Families as part of our Wellbeing Week programme. Their support and participation helps us promote positive health and wellbeing amongst our employees and their families.”