The selections available at workplace food outlets serve a varied selection and there’s no doubt the food quality and variety has improved on site over the years, however fried burgers and chips often dominate.
Drivers face the same challenges – it is often quicker and simpler to grab a burger or a bacon butty than investigate healthier options. There’s nothing wrong with the occasional burger, and most of us salivate at the thought of a bacon butty, but if this your daily diet you could be facing some serious health issues down the road.
The article below was published in the Guardian and and follows a report by the travel watchdog Transport Focus. This report found that the basic needs of truck drivers; healthy food, HGV parking and toilets, are not being met.
The group is now calling for the government and Highways England to improve roadside facilities.
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“There’s a lack of decent meals. You’ve just got to look at HGV drivers, half of them are overweight,” says Darren, a truck driver who has pulled over for a bacon-and-double-egg roll. “You get fed up of it. Chips with everything. That’s not what you want every day, seven days a week. You want a change – home-cooked food. A shepherd’s pie, something with vegetables for a change instead of chips. But these guys aren’t going to stand here doing a roast dinner.” …
After Darren, however, the next customer is served a special cheese, onion, tomato and lettuce roll – a healthier item not currently listed on Carlsburger’s hot menu.
“I had a heart scare four weeks ago, I’ve got three blocked arteries and I’m waiting for an operation, so I’ve had to change my diet,” says Colin Thorogood. “The surgeons are trying to mend me so the least I can do is meet them halfway.”
The full article can be read following the link below –