Thursday, February 07, 2013
Throughout the past week - I have watched so many of my office mates slide after a month of weight loss. (no wonder why we only did a month of biggest loser last year - apparently that's all some of us can take!) It seems like every day there is a new completely unhealthy treat being brought in for the masses and people are caving in easily.
I kept thinking to myself - what can I do as a reminder without being preachy and over baring. Then it hit me - a healthy Valentines snack! And then I remembered - February is Heart Disease Awareness Month! Why not incorporate heart healthy foods, things cut in the shapes of hearts, and Valentines day for a trifecta! As a construction company who works for one of the leading pediatric heart institutes in the country each day - we know those on the front lines with this cause and work with them each day - we should be setting a better example.
So far - I'm bring in mixed nuts, dark chocolate squares, Oatmeal Packets, Hummus and Fresh Black Bean Salsa and fruits and veggies cut with heart cookie cutters - and setting up an area in one of the conference rooms with little tidbits on why each food is heart healthy.
I'm really hoping to expand/change/plan my ideas by next week - and to really encourage others to change their thoughts on foods we bring to the office to share. Any ideas from fellow sparkers are encouraged!