Workday challenges can make it difficult to eat well. You may have a rushed start to your day; no time for a break; food-filled meetings, or staff kitchens; workplace celebrations; and end of shift dinner struggles. But eating well can boost your energy, concentration and productivity. It can mean less calling in sick by helping to improve your overall health.
This year's Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month campaign focuses on tips for five common challenges reported by workers:
Almost 40% of Canadians skip breakfast, increasing their risk for morning brain drain – even if your shift starts is in the evening, having something to eat when you first wake up will help prevent that drained feeling
Manage workplace munchies with Mother Nature’s candy dish, a big bowl of fresh fruit – or try keeping trail mix out on the table to snack on
Branch out from typical cafeteria and restaurant food and start a healthy meal club – make time to take a break from your work space, and enjoy eating a meal with co-workers or friends
Rnergize with a walk, some water, or a small snack
Pack healthy snacks, like fruit, veggies or trail mix, for the commute
- Get inspiring meal and snack ideas using the free smartphone app Cookspiration or daily tips with eaTipster
- Download eaTracker to review your food and activity choices, analyze your recipes, plan your meals, and more
- Watch videos with advice from registered dietitians
- Visit www.nutritionmonth2015.ca for tips on eating well at work from registered dietitians.