Keying Into Better Vending Machine Choices

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Sometimes you just have one of those days where you forget to bring enough snacks for the day orĀ something comes up where you’re stuck with no options except vending machines. Luckily, we don’t have FEBO in North America and many vending companies have added healthier options to vending machines in response to consumers’ demands.

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Here are some top choices when you’re down at the vending machine:

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What Do You Eat BEFORE Dinner?

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The evening commute is a tough time for many reasons. It’s been a long day, there’s way too many people going in your direction, your stomach is reminding you that it’s almost dinner time, and those food places you just walked by smell AMAZING!

Need a snack to enjoy on the commute home so you donā€™t eat your way through dinner preparation? Here are 5 portable, flavourful snacks that will last in your lunch bag until the end of your workday and keep the pre-dinner munchies at bay:

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Is That A Snack Or A Treat?

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Snacking is on the rise in Canada. Weā€™re typically twice-a-day snackers, with more than 34% of Canadians reaching for afternoon snacks to bridge the hunger gap.

Snacking can be healthy if youā€™re hungry between meals; however, thereā€™s a difference between a treat and a snack. Treats–such as cookies, chips or chocolate–are low in nutrients and best saved for occasional enjoyment.

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Dietitians recommend smart snacking! Choose small portions of nutrient-rich foods to stay energized and satisfied. Nutritious snacks include a piece of fruit and a handful of nuts, whole grain crackers with cheese, yogurt with granola, or veggies with hummus.

Come back tomorrow for more nutritionĀ tips!Ā 

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

Eat Your Way To A Better Career

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Every day weĀ strive to be better at our jobs to help us move up the corporate ladder. Did you ever think that good nutrition may be an important part of your workplace success?

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Put Healthy Eating On Your Meeting Agenda

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Meetings can be long and training sessionsĀ are often at unfamiliar locations, often making meal planning difficult. However, anticipating this problem makes it easier to prevent.

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CHALLENGE:Ā 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 nutritionalĀ value of these nourishments may be lacking.

SOLUTION: ANTICIPATE AND AVOID PITFALLS

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