The effectiveness of dietary workplace interventions: a systematic review of systematic reviews

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    Objectives: To summarise findings of systematic reviews that distinctively report dietary intervention components and its effects on diet-, health-related and economic-related outcomes in the workplace setting.

    Design: Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, Web of Science, Cochrane Library and Google Scholar were 6 searched in December 2014 and the search was updated in August 2017.

    Results: The search identified 1137 titles, of which 19 systematic reviews from the initial search and two systematic reviews from the updated search met the inclusion criteria (n=21, published in 22 papers). Most systematic reviews were of moderate quality and focused on dietary behaviour change outcomes and some health-related biomarkers. Evidence was strongest for interventions to increase fruit and vegetable intake, reduce fat intake, aid weight loss and reduce cholesterol. Few reported workplace-related and evaluation outcomes.

    Conclusions: These findings suggest that workplace dietary interventions can positively influence diet and health outcomes. Suggestions for effective interventions components have been made.



    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPublic Health Nutrition
    Journal publication date01 Feb 2019
    Publication statusPublished - 01 Feb 2019

      Research areas

    • dietary intervention; workplace, health outcomes, literature review

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