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Hospitality Individual Report

Recession & Healthy Eating

Jason Holness

Hospitality Services Management

Events Management & Human Resources

Monday 20th June 2011

The great recession and healthy eating are two main concerns within the restaurant sector. Reviewing issues ranging from immigrants being blamed for homegrown residents finding it hard to find suitable work, down to healthy eating issues of obesity epidemics and why organic food is being served.


Two major current issues within the restaurant sector / tourism industry are recession and healthy eating. This report will further highlight those issues, go into depth and observe how HRM is trying to tackle the issues also.

The recent recession had caused a lot of people to change the way they live and businesses to change the way they operate. Issues more commercially known to the general public were was simply a loss of jobs or businesses going bankrupt. Businesses who were able to survive the recession either grew in demand or downsized operations to cut costs.

Moving onto another key issue within the restaurant sector, healthy eating has risen on the agenda as the government tries to reduce and combat obesity. Along side obesity is a list of other health and lifestyle issues, which seem to exist due to unhealthy consumption of food.


A recent report considers the question: did the presence of immigrant workers in the United States labour market, documented workers and un-documented workers, dramatically affect conditions for low-wage native workers during the Great Recession 2008-2009?

Pollin, R & Wicks-Lim, J. (2011) Did Immigrants in the U.S. Labour Market Make Conditions Worse for Native Workers During the Great Recession?

The recession had forced a lot of companies to release their low wage staff, with numbers…...

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