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Tips for Having Healthy Foods at Meetings

Tips for Having Healthy Foods at Meetings
Perhaps you have attended a meeting or gathering that had food and drinks available, but the options were not the most nutritious. Most people consume a diet that is high in saturated fat and sugar, but low in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Having healthier foods and drinks at all food-related events is possible and we can all promote good health by being intentional about what we serve. Simple ideas can go a long way to promote healthy eating at food-related events in the workplace. Having a Salad Bowl Day, for example, where each person brings in one ingredient for a salad, can be a great way to incorporate healthier foods. Read more about how implementing a Salad Bowl Day in the workplace became a huge success, Healthy Workplace: Salad Bowl Day.

The 6 Key Points for Working with Caterers

Express that you want to provide:
  • Water
  • Whole-grain options
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Condiments and dressings served on the side
  • Limited fried foods and cream sauces
  • Smaller portion sizes for desserts, if dessert is served

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