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BEJARANO RONCANCIO, Jhon Jairo  and  DIAZ BELTRAN, Mónica del Pilar. Food power. [online]. 2012, vol.60, suppl.1, pp.87-97. ISSN 0120-0011.

The International Labour Organisation's function is to develop policy and programmes leading to improving workers' labour conditions; one of these is to promote spaces regarding health concerning eating habits contributing to improving collective wellbeing. This organism has recommended different guidelines (since 1953) which have then become linked to some World Health Organisation initiatives. On the other hand, epidemiological transition has changed the world population's eating pattern, leading to an accelerated increase in chronic degenerative diseases, especially obesity; this, in turn, has led to increased healthcare attention costs, but has mainly reduced workers' production capacity. Good business practice must thus strengthen social responsibility policy, motivating action fostering workers' integral wellbeing, eating patterns being one of the central dynamics preparing them for their role in the population's food security and nutritional status.

Keywords : work; occupational health; health promotion; nutrition policy; workplace; feeding.

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