Workplace Wellness & Nutrition Month 2015


Happy Nutrition Month and Welcome to Eating 9 to 5! – the 2015 campaign headed by Dietitians of Canada which is all about eating well at work.  The following content is courtesy Dietitians of Canada:

According to a poll by Ipsos Reid, 45% of Canadians say that eating healthy meals and snacks while at work is challenging. Research shows that eating well at work can boost concentration and productivity and overall wellness.

Employers also benefit from workplace wellness initiatives. Healthy employees are less likely to be absent from work and more likely to perform well.  Dietitian-led workplace wellness initiatives have been shown to help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 60%, lower heart disease risk by lowering blood pressure and improve healthy eating behaviours like increasing vegetable, fruit and fibre intake.

Throughout the month of March dietitians across Canada will be sharing their food and nutrition expertise and serving up tips to: combat rushed mornings; improve choices at meetings, events and in the workplace; revive lunchtime; fight the mid-day slump and manage commuter cravings.

Tips include:

  • Avoid the drive-thru. Try fast, make-ahead breakfasts like whole grain muffins or a homemade breakfast sandwich.
  • Get the most out of your meetings. Order brain food, not drain food!
  • Did you know? In a company of 100 staff, celebrating each birthday adds eight slices of cake a month! Celebrate everyone’s birthday together instead.
  • Midday slump sinking in? No need for caffeine! Energize with a walk, some water or a small snack.
  • Long commute? Before you head home, grab a drink to wet your whistle. Sip on water, a plain latte or tea.

For more tips for ‘Eating 9 to 5!’ and more information about Nutrition Month 2015 contact us at . Book us now for an energizing Lunch and Learn presentation or an interactive nutrition display to meet your employees’ health and wellness needs. Consider integrating healthy nutrition approaches into your leadership training programs. We’ll offer strategies and solutions for tackling your everyday workplace challenges, and promote engagement across the organization that leads to an improved corporate health and wellness profile. We are also available to consult with your HR team to develop a workplace wellness plan and improve the nutrition environment in your workplace.  Here is to a healthy workday!