Healthy Eating

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Our food fuels our health: eating healthy can help you have more energy, manage stress, maintain a healthy weight, and reduce your risk for chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

WorkWell NYC knows that in today’s busy world, making the healthiest choice is not always the easiest one! However, there are small steps you can take to improve your nutrition and live a healthy life.

Here are some simple strategies to help you eat well and reap the rewards of a healthy lifestyle:

 

Get colorful! Eat as many colorful fruits and vegetables as you can every day — make sure half of your plate is filled with fruits and vegetables. They are good to you and for you!
Join a farm share or CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) program to get fresh, local fruits and vegetables at affordable rates.
Find ways to make the foods you enjoy healthier, like baking instead of frying, or swapping out salt for herbs and spices.
Increase your water consumption. Start slow and increase gradually. Mix it up by adding fruit for flavor, or grab some sparkling water if you’re craving bubbles.
Try to bring your lunch to work to save time and money. Double your dinner recipe to cook once, eat twice!

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Begin with the Basics:

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Strategies for Success:

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Get Involved

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National Nutrition Month is a great time to celebrate food and how it impacts our lives, our cultures, and our health. Grab your co-workers, family, and friends and commit to a healthy lifestyle, together!

 

Some ideas for activities:

  • Participate in Webinar Wednesdays with your co-workers: Gather up some co-workers and get together to watch WorkWell NYC’s healthy eating webinars together!
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  • Organize a salad social: No need to go out for lunch when you can bring the salad bar to you! Coordinate with co-workers, family, or friends to host a “salad social”, where everybody brings their favorite salad ingredients for a DIY salad bar.
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  • Take a field trip to your local farmers’ market: Farmers’ markets are a great resource for healthy, local fruits and vegetables all year round! Locate the nearest farmers’ market and spread the word! (Look for the snowflake icon to find markets open year-round.)
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  • Join a farm share: Farm share programs are available across the city, offering weekly boxes of farm-fresh foods at affordable rates, through companies such as GrowNYC and Corbin Hill. If there’s one in walking distance, spread the word to your co-workers, or organize a weekly walk over to pick up your shares together.
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  • Start a recipe swap: Invite your co-workers, family, or friends to share their favorite healthy recipes. Want to kick things up a notch? Make a contest out of it: have everyone prepare their dish to be judged - and enjoyed!
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  • Mix up your drinks: Try out some yummy flavor-infused water recipes with your co-workers, family, or friends.
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  • Make it a movie night: Get together with co-workers, family, or friends to watch a food-related documentary, such as Sugar Coated, Soul Food Junkies, What The Health, or Fed Up. Don’t forget to bring healthy snacks, like air-popped popcorn!

 


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