Government wants people to think outside the lunchbox

A HEALTHY serve of funding is being made available to Queensland businesses that promote a better lifestyle for their workers.

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said today $1.4 million worth of grants under the Working for Wellness Program was up for grabs for businesses that think innovatively about health and wellbeing.

"We want people to think outside of the lunchbox," he said.

"The Queensland Government is committed to having the safest workplaces in Australia and a healthy work environment is a win for everybody.

"Healthy employees are three times more productive at work than their colleagues, helping to boost the economy, while smoking, excessive drinking, poor diet and excess body weight have clear links to absenteeism, low morale and increased workers' compensation premiums.

"These grants are about encouraging healthy habits and have funded more than 500 workplaces, giving around 33,000 workers the opportunity to improve their health and wellbeing."

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