Month: March 2021

Healthy Cooking Tips to Remember as You Return to Work

Returning to Work As we continue into Spring 2021, more employees are beginning to return to work and more schools are increasing the number of in-person school days. While this is a much-welcomed step back toward “normal” life, there will be an adjustment period as we all get used to a busier schedule. Cooking healthy …

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Why Fiber is Essential for Optimal Well-Being

What is Fiber? Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body actually can’t digest and instead passes through the body undigested. As explained by the Harvard School of Public Health, it comes in two forms, which are both beneficial to our overall health: Soluble fiber, which dissolves in water, can help lower glucose levels as well as …

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American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day® 2021

American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day® American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day® is an annual observance that takes place on the fourth Tuesday in March. This year, it will be observed on March 23, 2021. Diabetes Alert Day serves as “wake-up call” that focuses on educating the public on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance …

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Tips for Choosing Healthy Take Out and Delivery Options

The Need for Takeout and Delivery In our previous article, we cited a Food smart study that uncovered the top challenges employees face when trying to eat healthy at the office. The top two challenges employees listed were: Easy or fast-food choices aren’t always the healthiest options Not having time to buy and prepare healthy meals As employees begin …

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Integrating Well-Being as Employees Return to Work

Well-Being is a Top Priority In a recent Forbes article, Erica Volini, Global Human Capital leader for Deloitte Consulting, and Jen Fisher, a leading voice on workplace well-being and human-centered organizational culture, talk about workplace well-being. They explain that workplace well-being was gaining organizational traction even before the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, they cited that it was the …

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What are Antioxidants and Why are they Important?

What are Antioxidants? To understand the importance of antioxidants, we must first explain free radicals. Free radicals are highly unstable molecules that are naturally formed when you exercise and when your body converts food into energy. Your body can also be exposed to free radicals from a variety of environmental sources, such as cigarette smoke, …

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Returning to Work and Promoting Nutrition

Promoting Nutrition According to Sight and Life, nutrition in the workplace is a winning solution for both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. While no specific food or diet can prevent individuals from contracting COVID-19, both The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) state that proper nutrition plays …

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COVID-19, Nutrition and the Immune System

How Exactly Does Your Immune System Work? The immune system is a network of intricate stages and pathways in the body that protects us against harmful microbes as well as certain diseases. It recognizes foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses, and parasites and takes immediate action. Humans possess two types of immunity: innate and adaptive. Innate: …

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National Nutrition Month® 2021

National Nutrition Month® It is National Nutrition Month®! The goal of this annual observance is to educate the public on making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics creates a unique campaign and this year the theme is Personalize your Plate. This month is the …

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