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Healthy Eating Challenges for the New Year

The holiday season brings food, food, and more tempting food. It can be easy to fall off the healthy eating wagon. Invite your team to jump back on with these nutrition awareness campaigns available through Affinity Occupational Health.

 Portion Distortion (3-4 week display)

Understanding what portion sizes are and how they affect our nutrition and weight is a growing topic of interest. This interactive program includes a four-week series of displays with weekly themes of Defining Serving Sizes, Time Warp, Building a Balanced Meal, and Eating Out. Program includes weekly table tents, educational handouts, interactive displays, and a weekly quiz.

Week 1: Defining Serving Sizes
Week 2: Time Warp
Week 3: Building a Balanced Meal: My Plate
Week 4: Eating Out

Each weekly theme contains interactive materials including:

1. Interactive nutrition display and table set-up
2. Educational handouts
3. Educational table tents
4. Weekly Quiz

Sugar Stacks

Want to learn more about finding sugar in unexpected places in your diet? The Sugar Stacks Program will inform employees about where sugar is hidden in everyday foods that we eat. The program includes an interactive display with stacks of sugar representing how much sugar is found in common food items along with educational table tents and handouts about how to decrease sugar content in employees’ diets and what foods contain a lot of sugar. At the end of the program, employees can complete a quiz on the information they have obtained from the program.

Fat Stacks

We are usually able to recognize if a food item contains fat, just by the type of food it is. However, often we have no idea how much fat and what type of fats are present in various foods. This interactive display features eight to ten common food items and uses real lard to represent grams of fat in each item, to show the exact amount of total fat right before our eyes. This awareness campaign also gives an overview of nutritional fat in our diet using a compilation of table tents, posters and handouts in hopes of educating employees to make healthy choices when buying and consuming fatty foods.

Salt Stacks

Salt creeps into many common foods that we may not be aware of. High sodium diets increase our risk for elevated blood pressure, which is very costly to organizations. The Salt Stacks Program will inform employees about where sodium is hidden. The program includes an interactive display with stacks of salt packets representing how much salt is found in common food items along with educational table tents and handouts with statistics and tips on how to decrease sodium in our diets. At the end of the program, employees can complete a quiz on the information they obtained from the awareness campaign.

Rethink Your Drink

Think weight is only affected by the things you eat? Wrong! What you drink can also be a major factor in losing weight. The Rethink Your Drink Program will inform employees about the hidden calories and massive amounts of sugar that can be found today in the most popular beverages. This interactive display shows the grams of sugar in a variety of beverages using sugar cubes. The display also includes informational handouts informing you of how consuming the wrong beverages can cause weight gain, as well as ways to rethink your drink by make healthy beverage choices. At the end of the program, employees will walk away feeling informed and quite possibly surprised.

Call Tammy Davis at (920) 628-1532 to schedule your on-site programs today.

One Response to Healthy Eating Challenges for the New Year

  • This year I’ve given up white bleached flour and all foods that have any refined sugar added to it. I must admit, it works and it’s awesome. It makes me look forward to the new years every year to set a resolution.

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