Tips to get you through the workday from Dietitians of Canada
TORONTO, ON -
This March, Dietitians of Canada is encouraging Canadians to eat well at work in celebration of Nutrition Month 2015
. Almost half of Canadians (45%) say, that eating healthy meals and snacks while at work is challenging, according to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Dietitians of Canada.
“The workplace is the ideal setting to promote and practice healthy eating habits,” says Kristyn Hall, a Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month spokesperson from Calgary. “Research shows that eating well at work can boost concentration and productivity.”
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.
About Dietitians of Canada
Dietitians of Canada is the national professional association for dietitians, representing 6000 members at the local, provincial and national levels. The Nutrition Month Campaign has been led by Dietitians of Canada for more than 30 years. For more information visit www.dietitians.ca
About Nutrition Month Sponsors
Dietitians of Canada acknowledges the support of Canadian Lentils and Dairy Farmers of Canada who help bring Nutrition Month 2015 to Canadians.