Nutrition Month may be over but we are always thinking of how to incorporate new ideas into our daily routines. Looking back at March we thought we would highlight some of the great ideas we came across! This year’s theme was ‘Eating 9 to 5’ and was geared towards helping Canadians eat healthier while at work or school.
Eating well while at work is important, but it can be really tough because of time pressures, stress, unhealthy food options in restaurants, commuting, and junk food in the workplace. It’s no surprise that 45% of Canadians say that eating healthy meals and snacks while at work is challenging.
Sometimes it takes a team! Taking a bit of time in the evenings or weekends (or during the day if you work night shifts) to prepare meals and snacks in advance can make getting ready for work a lot easier. If you have children, recruiting them to help with preparing lunch and snacks can be a real win-win: children gain food skills and you gain helpers.
For more tips, check out the 2015 Nutrition Month website at http://www.nutritionmonth.ca/.
- Educator (SK)
Parents began using LEAP activities at home!