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March is Nutrition Month!
FOCUS ON NUTRITION THIS MONTH
This article was contributed by our in-house Registered Dietitian, Janine Seto.
Janine graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition, and Health and a Major in Dietetics. Her world revolves around eating, cooking, baking, and talking about food and nutrition. When she’s not working with food, Janine enjoys hiking, working on do-it-yourself projects, and preparing and serving meals to those in need! “My goal is to assist you in achieving your personal health and physical well-being ambitions through diet & nutrition.” – Janine Seto, RD(t)
Now is the time to review those 2015 New Year’s resolutions and consider what worked, what didn’t work, and how to achieve results!
The theme of this year’s Nutrition Month is eating well at work, which I know can be challenging at the very least. Even in my workplace, there are limited lunch options, and even fewer healthy options. Instead of being cornered into that coffee and muffin combo for lunch, I choose to prepare and bring my own lunch to work. Whether packing or purchasing a lunch, it does take planning, but with the basics, it’s as easy as 1-2-3.
Eating healthy meals and snacks at work is challenging. This year, Dietitians of Canada and your local dietitian are focused on helping you choose healthy options during those rushed mornings, special events at work, lunch, the mid-day slump, and for those long commutes home.
Healthy eating deserves a place in even the busiest work schedule to keep you fueled up to tackle the biggest projects. Here are some tips to get you started:
A) Have a balanced breakfast,
B) Fill half your plate with vegetables at lunch (ie: steamed veggies or salads with little dressing),
C) Bring your own snacks to work such as fresh fruit and vegetables, a handful of roasted nuts, plain yogurt, crackers and hummus, and so forth,
D) Stay hydrated by getting a dose of water daily!