GAIN and the Business for Social Responsibility Change Associates are testing scalable solutions to reduce malnutrition among garment factory workers in Bangladesh. They believe that providing healthy, diverse foods in the workplace will improve nutrition and reduce anemia prevalence, thus increasing energy levels and productivity. Using a toolkit for factory managers, several factories have implemented the pilot, which will be scaled up to additional factories. With more focus on prioritizing nutrition in the workplace, strides can be made in women’s health and wellbeing, and for the progress of the entire garment sector.
GAIN, April 2016