Meetings can be long and training sessions are often at unfamiliar locations, often making meal planning difficult. However, anticipating this problem makes it easier to prevent.
CHALLENGE: LONG WORK MEETINGS
Those who organize meetings may not always be cognizant of employees’ varying lunch times or nutritional needs. Often to avoid having to cut a meeting short or a lunch may be provided to keep everyone satiated. Though the intentions may be good, the nutritional value of these nourishments may be lacking.
SOLUTION: ANTICIPATE AND AVOID PITFALLS
Full-day work events filled with pastries, coffee, and big buffet lunches can short-circuit healthy eating goals. Try these top tips to avoid meeting-food minefields:
- BYOS – Bring your Own Snacks: pack fresh fruit, veggies and small portions of nuts so you can skip the treat table
- Cut back on coffee: Pack a reusable water bottle and refill it so you have fresh water to sip on
- Lighten up at lunch: Fill half your plate with vegetables. Choose steamed vegetables and veggie-based salads with little dressing
Come back tomorrow for more nutrition tips!
Remember to eat health & live happy,
Anna Gofeld, RD
*this month's tips inspirations come from the Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month Campaign Resources Manual for Dietitians