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"News in Brief" for March 09, 2015

Healthy eating in the workplace
Cape Breton Post

Busy work days can make it hard to eat healthy. Common challenges include a lack of time, stress and not paying attention to what you’re eating. Eating well at work can give you the energy you need to stay alert and be productive. Many Canadians find eating healthy in the workplace difficult, but it doesn’t have to be.

Best Desk Snack Choices From a Dietitian
Huffington Post

The ideal snack has a combination of carbohydrate, fat, and protein to keep you from foraging around for those chips that you hid in your desk drawer. If you're eating fairly close to a meal though, it's fine to have a simple piece of fruit or a piece of cheese on its own. Don't go crazy trying to balance everything you snack on; this is supposed to be a low-maintenance situation.

A heated debate about raw food
The Spec

Eating raw food used to be something you did without a second thought, like munching a stalk of celery or snacking on a banana. But now "eating raw" gets quotation marks, describing a movement that proponents claim holds the key to weight loss and optimal health. Raw and cooked foods each offer distinct benefits, so don't think of it as an either-or proposition. Mix it up, sticking to minimally processed options, and eat more produce in general.

Eating healthy, 9 to 5
The Telegram

Nutrition interventions in the workplace can help improve health outcomes. That said, eating at work can be challenging. Workplaces can present hurdles to eating well, such as frequent celebrations like birthdays and retirements, food-filled meetings, after-work cocktails, Friday fast-food lunches and common area treats.