Eat Well at Work

February 26, 2015

Huron County, ON – Eating healthy at work is the focus of Nutrition Month this year.

During the month of March, Dietitians of Canada and partners, like the Huron County Health Unit, will be running the Eating 9 to 5! campaign.

Huron County residents can get online help with five common workplace eating challenges: rushed mornings, lunchtime, meetings and events, the mid-day slump and commuter cravings.

“Research shows 45% of Canadians find it a challenge to eat healthy meals and snacks at work,” says Public Health Dietitian Scholastica Madu. “The Eating 9 to 5! campaign gives you healthy eating tips, recipes and practical solutions to your healthy eating questions.”

Madu has many tips for the five common challenges. To beat the mid-day slump, for example, you can:

  • Get physical by standing up to take phone calls or do some stretches.
  • Grab a small, healthy snack to fuel your brain and give you energy.
  • Drink some water, since staying hydrated helps get rid of that sleepy feeling.

Visit (link updated, Jan 3, 2017) for more nutrition advice and great tools like Cookspiration, eaTipster and eaTracker, available on the web and as apps. Try Cookspiration for inspiring meal and snack ideas, eaTipster for daily tips and eaTracker to review your food and activity choices, analyze your recipes, plan your meals, and more.

“Eating well at work can boost concentration, productivity and vitality,” says Madu. “It can also improve overall health, reducing missed days of work. These Eating 9 to 5! online resources can help you feel, and work, better.”


Our media contact is: Rita Marshall, Communications Co-ordinator, Huron County Health Unit, or 519.482.3416 ext. 2023. Our communications co-ordinator will connect you to our spokesperson on this topic.

Our spokesperson is: Scholastica Madu, Public Health Dietitian, Huron County Health Unit.


For more information contact:

Susan Cronin, County Clerk
519.524.8394 (ext 3257)