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Bring lunch and snacks from home to your workplace

Take This Action Commit to this action for yourself to help overcome the obesity epidemic.

Working Americans spend nearly 8 hours per day at work making the workplace food environment just as important as the home environment77. Eating healthy at work can help you stay healthy, improve your productivity, and save money.

Create a Healthy Food Environment for Yourself at Work

  • Create a habit of saving leftovers from dinner to have for lunch the following day.
  • Invest in reusable containers for transporting food like sandwiches or leftovers.
  • Try making a big container full of sliced veggies (carrot sticks, pepper strips, cauliflower and broccoli florets...) on Sunday. Eat them with a low-fat dip or hummus as a snack throughout the week.
  • Keep low-calorie, high-nutrient snacks at your work place.
  • "Grab-and-go" fruits: apples, oranges, bananas, fruit canned in water or juice, and raisins or other dried fruit.
  • Washed and chopped fresh vegetables: celery, carrots, and cucumbers.
  • Low-fat and fat-free milk products: yogurt without added sugars, milk, and low-fat cheeses.
  • Whole-grain crackers and breads.
  • Protein choices such as low-fat deli turkey slices or almonds and other nuts and seeds.
  • Keep a reusable plate, cup, bowl, and utensils at your workplace.
  • Ask your employer to provide a refrigerator in which to store fresh foods and a microwave to reheat leftovers.
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The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.

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