The majority of Canadians spend half their waking hours at work and often many of those hours are spent sitting in meetings. Meetings, events and conferences are a central part of today’s work world, and most often involve food and drinks. For many people, food choices at work are a large part of the total calories they consume in a day.
Improved eating habits at work can have a significant impact on your overall health and well-being. It makes good business sense to serve healthy food and drinks at meetings. Healthy eating habits contribute to:
The Eat Smart, Meet Smart Resource Guide provides great tips for how to plan and host healthy meetings, events and conferences. The guide outlines ideas on when and what kind of food you should serve, sample menus for meals and snacks, ideas for how to make your meetings “green” and essential information about food safety. You will also find ideas for how you can build in opportunities for participants to be physically active during any meeting, event or conference.
Eat Smart, Meet Smart resources include:
Eat Smart, Meet Smart Resource Guide
Healthy Meeting Workplace Policy
Healthy Meeting Checklist
Ideas for Accommodating Food Allergies or Dietary Restrictions - including a form for participants to fill out as part of their registration package
Healthy Meeting Order Sheets - easy to use order sheets for meals and snacks
Eat Smart, Meet Smart Certificate - put up at your meeting to show you have followed the Eat Smart, Meet Smart guidelines