Passport to Health for Gatwick Employees

Passport to health!

As you dash through an airport, your aim is typically to do so as quickly and enjoyably as possible, but you probably seldom reflect on the wellbeing of those who have made your journey possible. Charlton House is redressing this balance.

London Gatwick is the UKs second largest airport and serves 200 destinations in 90 countries for 34 million passengers a year. On site there are 2,500 Gatwick employees comprising air crew, cabin crew, ground 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 travellers mean that eating the right food at the right time every time might be a step too far for many of these employees.

To counter this challenge this Autumn Charlton House used its Wellbeingbeingwell initiative to create "Passport to Health" - a bespoke healthy dining programmeavailable for all employees at the airport . In using the 'passport' employees are learning to "bang, shake and drain", "yammer" and "grab and fly" - plus a whole lot more.

Amanda Ursell worked with the Charlton House team on site to help them make significant changes to food on offer and as a result the team has made sweeping menu improvements:


  1. All chefs have had salt awareness training - with a resultant 15% reduction in added salt