On April 7th we celebrated World Health Day, an international awareness day sponsored by the World Health Organisation, bringing into focus the importance of our physical and mental wellness, particularly prescient as we reach the end, or the next phase, of the current pandemic.
At Quattro Foods, health is at the heart of everything we do. Delicious and nutritious food is our product, but our values drive our processes, our relationships with customers and our ethos. We are professional and creative, always striving to exceed customers’ expectations. But the bedrock of our business is that alongside providing food products of the highest quality, we aim to encourage everyone to eat better, to feel better and to live a greener life, so we’re keeping a close eye on the outcomes of World Health Day to ensure that our work remains in line with the advice of experts. We want to continue feeding our customers in the healthiest way possible – for them and for the planet.
The initiative marks the anniversary of the first World Health Assembly held in 1948 by the WHO and in focus this year are some pressing questions. Is a world where clean air, water and food are available to all, a possibility in our near future? We discuss how economies can work to improve health and wellbeing and how cities can become more liveable, allowing people to regain control over their health and the health of the planet.
With the pandemic still raging across much of the globe, pollution wreaking havoc and diseases such as asthma, cancer and heart disease showing no signs of regressing, the WHO aims to shed light on the route causes and create workable, achievable strategies to combat them.
The WHO estimates that over 13 million deaths a year could be avoided with increased environmental awareness and diligence. The planet is heating up which is causing mosquito-borne diseases to spread farther and faster; extreme weather, land degradation and water shortages are displacing people and affecting their health; fossil fuel burning causes more than 90% of people to breathe unhealthy air; ocean floors are covered in plastics which make their way into our food chain and highly processed foods are driving a wave of obesity, increasing cancer and heart disease while generating a third of global greenhouse gas emissions.
How can we work to help future generations feel optimistic about the survival of our precious planet?
As one of the leading food producers in the UK, at Quattro Foods we take our commitment to feeding the nation seriously. We offer diverse food choices to our partners in restaurants, food service businesses, wholesale and retail outlets, as well as the army, the NHS, schools and colleges across the country. Using the freshest locally sourced ingredients, we create healthy, wholesome and delicious cuisine for everyone.
So let’s come together to support World Health Day 2022 and to work towards a healthier world.