Food Substitutions at Work

Posted on June 19th, 2013 by Seth Nickinson

How can meetings and other work functions help employees gain healthy eating habits?

Situation Try to Limit Try Instead
Meetings
  • Donuts
  • Large muffins
  • Cookies
  • Tea and coffee with cream
  • Small muffins
  • Bagels
  • Scones
  • Tea biscuits
  • Fresh fruit
  • Juices / Water
  • Milk
Vending machines / Catering Trucks
  • Danish
  • Chocolate bars
  • French fries
  • Pop
  • Chips
  • Juices / Water
  • Pretzels
  • Sandwiches
  • Milk
  • Soup
  • Fruit
  • Cereal boxes
  • Yogurt
  • Whole grain breads
Hectic Schedule / Long Hours
  • Chips
  • Cookies
  • Coffee with cream
  • Hot dogs
  • Pizza with double cheese and pepperoni
  • Fresh fruit
  • Muffins
  • Vegetable sticks
  • Salads with lower-fat dressing
  • Lean sliced meats
  • Milk
  • Yogurt
On the road / Lunch Meetings
  • Chips
  • Fried foods
  • Large burgers
  • Salads loaded with dressing
  • Small plain burgers
  • Bagels
  • Cereal bars
  • Crackers and cheese
  • Juice / Water
  • Turkey sandwiches
  • Pizza with vegetables

(Source: Dieticians of Canada – http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/psychosocial/healthyeating.html

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