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Call for Nominations: President’s Awards for Exemplary Staff Service

Do you know an employee who has embodied the values of Wellness@Work and helped to create a healthier workplace at U of G? 

Nominate them for the Wellness, Health and Safety Award by May 1, 2019. 

We are currently seeking nominations for this year’s President's Awards for Exemplary Staff Service.

March 2019 Wellness@Work Calendar

The Wellness@Work Programming Committee has compiled a March calendar of wellness-related events and blog posts. Upcoming events include:

Q&A on EFAP’s Nutritional Coaching Program

An employee’s perspective on how to balance nutrition with a busy lifestyle!

Employees who are eligible for the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), have access to Homewood Health’s Nutritional and Life Coaching Program.  Many people are unaware of this great service and unsure what it actually involves.  I sat down with one U of G employee who has been using this program to learn more about her experience.

Q: What is the Employee Nutritional Coaching Program?

The Great Wellness@Work Recipe Contest

Wellness@Work is celebrating Nutrition Month throughout March.

Do you have a favourite healthy breakfast, main dish/entrée, or dessert recipe that you want to share? 

The Wellness@Work Programming Committee is encouraging all employees to submit a healthy recipe for a chance to win one of three prizes, including:

Canada's New Food Guide

Canada's new Food Guide encourages us all to:

  • Be mindful of eating habits
  • Cook more often
  • Enjoy food 
  • Eat meals with others
  • Use food labels
  • Limit foods high in sodium, sugars or saturated fats
  • Be aware of food marketing 


Browse through a variety of food guide resources that are now available, including:

Work Out Nutrition

Working out is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It is also important to consider carbohydrates, proteins and fluids and how each can help enhance your workout.

 

Carbohydrates help to prevent fatigue while exercising by providing you the energy for your muscles and your brain. About 1-4 hours before you exercise try to include carbohydrate rich foods such as whole grain bread, pasta, fruits such as bananas and apples, or starchy vegetables such as potatoes.  Some examples of good pre-exercise snacks are:

Win the Battle of Night-Time Snacking

Yet another night is winding down, when suddenly what you thought you could avoid catches up to you… the night time snack craving! You may have heard before that eating after a certain time causes weight gain. It is not the time that you eat, but the total calories consumed in a day that influences your weight. Late night snacks are often less healthy options and high in added fats and sugar. However, it is unwise to not feed your body when you are hungry.

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