I work out in the community in private homes with geriatric, rehab and dying clients).. If my food isn't healthy I am a dead battery by 12 am.. I walk on a average of 5kms daily between my clients and my nurse co-workers do the double..
We don't have on the go places to find food- it is a obligatory lunch box as are not allowed to be seen purchasing junkfood in work hours in our uniform lol..
Big shock for nursing staff in the states? My work time lunch break is 29 minutes so I have to have my lunch box with me just incase I am stuck out in the field.. Many days I can get in for my lunch- but sometimes people don't get ill, mess their pants or even die thinking about our lunch break time lol..
Then when the 29 minutes is gone- I have a time plan I have to keep and hold like the holy bible so people get their toilet visits and efternoon coffee to time without my boss and cardholders being chimed off the richter scales where their help is at.. Being late can mean the difference between a nappy change and giving a elderly person a full bath.. Many of my dement people live alone at home and need help to get to a toilet on time..
So the food I eat has to carry me well- in the weekend I can have up to 18 obligatory visits 6 of them with a partner and that is breakfast, lunch and efternoon visits whom like me turning up and being someone to talk to.. No time to stop any where and steal time from clients there either.. www.flickr.com/photos/66885435@N08/7061376
Edited by: REDSHOES2011 at: 4/9/2012 (13:22)