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Night-shift staff are more likely to struggle to remain a healthy weight

Eat Well, Nurse Well

There is growing recognition of the need to provide nurses working at night with access to healthy meals and snacks, says Alistair Kleebauer in an article in Nursing Standard.

ABSTRACT
Exhausted as the end of your night shift approaches, your eyes stinging with tiredness and limbs aching, the quick energy boost offered by a fizzy drink or bar of chocolate is tempting. The tendency to reach for something sugary when we feel off-colour and tired might be explained partly by habit – a desire for the food and treats that have made us feel better since childhood.

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Night-shift staff are more likely to struggle to remain a healthy weight