It is the mission of the Worksite Fitness+ Program to promote the health and wellness of Cochise County employees through education and initiatives that:
▪ Encourage habits of wellness
▪ Increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being
▪ Inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health
▪ Support a sense of community
Each meal of the day has its own unique challenges. For breakfast, you might not give yourself enough time to prepare a protein-rich, fat-fueled meal, or maybe you just don't feel hungry enough for a good breakfast. Dinner can be tricky if you haven’t prepared anything in advance or are dealing with a busy household and family members with conflicting tastes. Lunchtime is perhaps the most tricky of all, as we again struggle with carving out the time for packing a healthy lunchbox or deal with school-wide bans of certain foods due to allergies.
Like all meals, lunch is an important one as it helps us replenish our energy stores, balance blood sugar levels and offers us the nutrients we need to fuel the rest of our day. And we won't reap the benefits if we're stuck eating a greasy food or a child's lunchbox returns with all the food uneaten.
Whether you're packing a healthy lunchbox for yourself or your child, these dietary and equipment essentials will help you ensure that lunchtime becomes an exciting meal to look forward to!
Tips for Packing a Healthy Lunchbox
1. Include a broad spectrum of nutrients
When packing a healthy lunchbox, be mindful of including good sources of protein, fat, fiber and complex carbs, as well as vitamins and minerals. These nutrients will help you feel satiated longer, balance blood sugar levels and boost brain power. That means you won't feel “hangry” at 3:00pm and throw your un-diet goals out the window as you buy all the candy from the vending machine. Read more....