Put Healthy Eating On Your Meeting Agenda

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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.

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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:

  1. BYOS – Bring your Own Snacks: pack fresh fruit, veggies and small portions of nuts so you can skip the treat table
  2. Cut back on coffee: Pack a reusable water bottle and refill it so you have fresh water to sip on
  3. 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

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