Footprint Forum Award for Passport to Health

Passport to health!

Leading at-work caterer Charlton House has been awarded the ‘Corporate Vitality Honour’ by Footprint Forum for its pioneering “Passport to Health” initiative with client London Gatwick Airport.

Charlton House is widely recognized for excellence and innovation in this area and it is committed to offering healthy choices in the 45,000 meals it serves in corporate environments every day. London Gatwick Airport has the world’s busiest second runway, serving 200 destinations for 35 million passengers a year. On site there are around 2,500 London Gatwick Airport Limited employees - a

combination of operational staff and office workers - who are dedicated to offering faultless service to passengers. Unfortunately the combination of: shift working; travel; coping with high pressure situations; and meeting the needs of millions of travelers mean that eating the right food at the right time every time can be a step too far for many of these employees.

In response to the healthy eating challenges faced by many staff at London Gatwick Airport, Charlton House created "Passport to Health" - a bespoke healthy dining programme for all airport employees.

Running in tandem with the enhanced nutritional profile of the food served at London Gatwick; “Passport to Health” includes an employee nutrition education programme using proof-based persuasion, and delivers subtle nudges towards airport-friendly healthy choices. For example, grab-and-fly bags for air crew breakfasts have porridge oats plus fresh and dried fruits