Eating and snacking healthy during your busy workday
Almost half of Canadians say eating healthy and snacking while work is a challenge.
If rushed mornings, full days and late nights mean you’re hitting a drive thru to grab lunch, you may be inspired by the information the Dietitians of Canada have prepared to help support people eat and snack healthy during a busy workday.
With helpful, practical information – that includes yummy recipes - people can improve their diet – and their health, mood, energy level and ability to concentrate - one choice at a time.
- DYK? Almost 40% of Canadians skip breakfast, increasing risk for morning brain drain.
- Drive by the drive-thru! Make breakfast ahead with this berry parfait.
- Start your workday right! Get it going the night before. Click here for more time-savers.
- Dietitians everywhere agree: kick-start your day with a balanced breakfast. Try this.
- No time for breakfast? No way! Try a breakfast grab ’n’ go granola bar.
- Make a breakfast burrito in less than 5 minutes. Now that’s fast food!
- Drink. Refill. Repeat? 3 big mugs of coffee/day could deliver excess caffeine.
- 100 staff birthdays per year = 8 slices of cake a month! Celebrate once a month instead.
- Manage workplace munchies with Mother Nature’s candy dish – a big bowl of fresh fruit!
- Get the most out of your meetings. Order brain food, not drain food!
- Full-day meeting? BYOS - bring your own snacks! More on eating well at work.
- Want a career path advantage? Add healthy eating to your to-do list!
- Is workplace stress eating away at you? Don’t feed your feelings with food!
- Don’t let business travel give your belly the blues! Pack snacks and a water bottle.
- Is shift work wreaking havoc on your eating habits? Dietitians dish out helpful tips!
- Same old sandwich? Think outside the lunch box! Reinvent dinner leftovers.
- Dietitians share tasty tips to perk up your brown bag lunch.
- Eating out at lunch? Make better choices with expert tips from dietitians.
- Lunching at work? Think outside the cubicle. Start a healthy lunch club.
- DYK? There’s a big difference between a snack and a treat. Snack smart!
- Midday slump sinking in? No need for caffeine! Energize with a walk, some water or a small snack.
- Pack smart snacks! Try these dietitian-approved brain boosters in your lunch bag.
- Break time! Before you reach for something to nibble, ask yourself if you’re truly hungry.
- Thirsty? If you enjoy a midday sweet drink, it’s time to swap your sip!
- Dietitians’ snacking motto: be prepared. Keep nutrient-rich food at work to help you snack better.
- Long commute? Before you head home, grab a drink to wet your whistle. Sip on water, a plain latte or tea.
- Rushing home? Manage mealtime mayhem with simple ideas from http://cookspiration.com/
- Scrambling for supper at the end of a busy workday? Recruit your family to help. Go team!
- Avoid pre-dinner munchies. Pack healthy snacks, like fruit, veggies or trail mix, for the commute home.
- Craving a snack for the commute? In a pinch, make better vending machine choices: nuts, fruit or yogurt.
Recipes to try:
Nutrition and food services website
If you have a question about feeding yourself or your family, speak to the dietitians at Dial-a-Dietitian by calling 204 788 8248 or toll free 1 877 830 2892 outside of Winnipeg. It’s free!