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London Olympics: Builders Fed Porridge To Stop Accidents At Olympic Village

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Giant Olympic rings are towed on The River Thames through Tower Bridge on February 28, 2012 in London, England. With 150 days remaining before the start of the London 2012 games the Olympic rings, measuring 11 metres hi...
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Giant Olympic rings are towed on The River Thames through Tower Bridge on February 28, 2012 in London, England. With 150 days remaining before the start of the London 2012 games the Olympic rings, measuring 11 metres hi...

LONDON -- Porridge. Breakfast of champions?

Olympic organizers gave construction workers working on the Olympic village discounted porridge breakfasts to keep their blood sugar levels up – and found it reduced the number of accidents on site.

The Olympic Delivery Authority, responsible for building the venues to be used in the 2012 London Games, said Tuesday that many of its workers were eating unhealthy fast food at night and routinely skipping breakfast. The workers then got hungry in late morning and struggled to concentrate on their jobs.

Health and safety chief Lawrence Waterman said the authority offered workers healthy breakfasts including bowls of porridge for one pound ($1.57) and noticed a drop in the number of late morning accidents.

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