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Health & Wellbeing
Confessions of a Meal Planner
Kate Moran, RD, LDN
Kate Moran, RD, LDN
Minnesota Twins Player Development Academy in Fort Myers, Florida

I must confess I am a meal planner! One of the most challenging barriers to a healthy lifestyle is mastering meals that fit your diet, goals and busy schedule. We can all agree our days are jam-packed with everlasting to-do lists, so meals often get put on the backburner. (more…)

Health & Wellbeing
How to Lead a Healthier Life at Any Age
Melissa Kelly, MS, RD, LDN
Melissa Kelly, MS, RD, LDN
Clinical Nutrition Manager at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, MA

At every stage of life, good nutrition plays an integral role in women’s health. It’s a common belief in some circles that a healthy diet is unaffordable or too difficult. Social norms and culture play a role too. (more…)

Health & Wellbeing
Eat the Mediterranean Way: A Delicious Lifestyle Choice with Long-Term Health Benefits
Tina Reddington, RDN, LD
Tina Reddington, RDN, LD
Director of Marketing, Quality of Life Projects, Sodexo Government, North America

Two years ago, my husband and I took a vacation to Northern Italy and we very nearly didn’t come back. No, we weren’t in a life-threatening situation, quite the opposite – the food was too amazing to believe. (more…)

Schools
Back to School: The ABC’s of Changes to School Meals
Richard Hill
Richard Hill
VP Marketing
Schools, Sodexo North America

With over 30 million students eating at least one meal at school each day, schools not only offer an opportunity for children to enjoy nourishing food but also a chance to learn healthy eating habits and important social skills.  Meals served through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program are required to be healthy and nutritious, and they got even healthier in 2012 when new guidelines were implemented as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, requiring cafeterias limit calories, sodium and unhealthy fats, and offer more whole grains, fruits and vegetables in every meal. (more…)

Health & Wellbeing
Make it Easy: Solutions for healthy diets
Nebeyou Abebe
Nebeyou Abebe
Senior Director,
Health & Well-Being
Sodexo North America

As the American diet has gotten more convenient, it has also gotten less healthy. The fast food, prepared food and easy-to-grab snacks that make up many of our meals have contributed to an obesity crisis and to the rise of chronic illnesses like diabetes.

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Health & Wellbeing
Quieting Your Monkey Mind
Deborah Hecker
Deborah Hecker

Do you have a “monkey mind?” This wonderfully colorful description describes someone who starts thinking about the challenges of the day ahead the moment they wake up—their mind racing through a list of have to’s, should have’s and why did I’s? As Entrepreneur points out, a restless mind can cause trouble sleeping, poor decision-making, anxiety and even depression—none of which helps us excel during a demanding day. A monkey mind distracts us from the task at hand, creating stress and impairing productivity.

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