During the month of March, Northern Health is calling on workplace teams throughout the north to take part in the Eating 9 to 5 campaign to celebrate Nutrition Month. The purpose of the campaign is to help create sustainable changes to northerners’ eating habits before and during work hours. Eating 9 to 5 will consist of blog posts with tips to help with healthier eating during the workday, as well as challenges that will allow teams to earn entries into draws to win weekly prizes. Weekly themes include:
- Week 1 (March 2 – 6): Breakfast
- Week 2 (March 9 – 13): Lunch
- Week 3 (March 16 – 20): Sips 'n' Snacks
- Week 4 (March 23 – 27): Meetings, Celebrations, and the Unhealthy Unknown
For teams that participate in all four weekly challenges, each team member will be entered to win in an additional draw for an individual grand prize of a Vitamix blender to help empower the winner to stay healthy beyond Nutrition Month. Workers from across the North are encouraged to participate to create healthy changes at their workplace – whether in an office, a mill, or other work environments. Individuals are also eligible to enter; however, teams are encouraged to create peer support, increasing the chances of positive behaviour change.
Get your challenge sheet today!