Discounts on Healthier Meals for Healthy Heads App Users at bp

Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds Foundation (HHTS), has today released new features in the Healthy Heads App, offering support on hand for truck drivers and others working on the ground in the broader road transport, warehousing and logistics industries.

Research from Monash University in 2021 showed that 70% of truck drivers in Australia do not meet health and balanced diet guidelines[i].

In response to this, HHTS has worked closely with bp and Nutrition Australia to develop a custom menu comprised of healthy meal choices. From today, users of the Healthy Heads App will receive an instant $5 discount when purchasing from this menu at 29 participating bp sites for a limited time.

HHTS CEO Naomi Frauenfelder said, “limited access to healthy food options is an ongoing challenge for many people working across the industry, particularly those who spend extended periods of time away from home or work in remote areas.

“This is why we have taken steps toward increasing healthier food options, while also making these options more accessible from a cost perspective, through our Foundation Corporate Partner bp providing a discount to anyone who uses the Healthy Heads App.”

bp Australia’s Tanya Ghosn, vp, fleet, dealer, truckstops and electrification ANZ, said, “bp’s sustainability frame underpins our strategy with twenty aims in areas where we believe we can make the biggest difference. One of those aims is to enhance the wellbeing of employees, customers, contractors and local communities.

“I’m proud of our Partnership with Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds and by implementing innovative offers like this, we believe that we support improvements in the areas of psychological safety and physical wellbeing across the road transport, warehousing and logistics industries in Australia.”

The latest upgrade of the app also includes easy-to-follow stretching exercises and a resistance band workout. Both have been tailored to anyone who is time-poor with limited access to facilities.

Ms Frauenfelder said, “the inclusion of short, guided video content is an excellent way to help people move and stretch at a time that suits them during their workday, like everything within the app it’s about providing support on hand and on demand.”

The Healthy Heads App, also includes a Wellbeing-Check In, providing users with a snapshot of their wellbeing in 16 short multiple-choice questions, designed to use as regularly as needed to stay in tune with body, emotions, mind and connection.

Anyone with the app can also utilise the resource library for a range of information on mental health, as well as use direct links to 24/7 crisis support including Lifeline.

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator CEO Sal Petroccitto said, “Truck drivers, distribution and warehouse staff experience daily pressures which can have significant impacts on physical and mental health.

“The Healthy Heads App includes some short and effective activities that can be undertaken each day to help improve wellbeing such as stopping and taking a couple of minutes to stretch and do breathing exercises.

“I want to congratulate Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds for connecting the heavy vehicle industry and supply chain with new tools and resources to help keep our industry safe and healthy.”

The Healthy Heads App is free to download on iOS and Android

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This project was proudly funded by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulators Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, in partnership with the Federal Government.

For further information contact: Sally Glover, National Manager, Marketing & Campaigns, Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds, sally.glover@healthyheads.org.au

Participating bp site:

  • New South Wales: bp Beresfield, bp Eastern Creek, bp Jerilderie, bp Marulan Northbound, bp Marulan Southbound, bp Nambucca Heads, bp North Albury, bp Parkes, bp Potts Hill.
  • Northern Territory: bp Darwin.
  • Queensland: bp Aratula, bp Archerfield, bp Goondiwindi, bp Paget, bp Port of Brisbane, bp Toowoomba Westbound, bp Townsville.
  • South Australia: bp Port Augusta, bp Wingfield.
  • Victoria: bp Dandenong, bp Energy, bp Laverton North, bp Northpoint, bp Outbound Somerton, bp Rockbank Inbound, bp Rockbank Outbound, bp Truganina.
  • Western Australia: bp Kewdale, bp Muchea.

Discount applied to the following menu items:

  • Poached Eggs Toast
  • Omelet & Spinach Wrap
  • Salad Wrap
  • Fruit Salad
  • Rump & Veg
  • Rump & Salad
  • T-Bone & Veg
  • T-Bone & Salad
  • Grilled Chicken & Veg
  • Grilled Chicken & Salad
  • Grilled fish & Veg
  • Grilled fish & Salad

[i] Monash University, Report #8 Determinants impacting health and performance of truck drivers, August 2021, pg. 25.

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