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Workplace Foods Can Encourage Poor Eating.

It's time to step back from the workplace freebies. A recent study presented at the Nutrition 2018 conference by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that people consume high amounts of sodium and refined grains at work, but not enough healthy whole grains or fruit. "The foods people get at work do not align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans," the CDC said. The foods eaten by the more than 5,000 people analyzed by the CDC tended to be high in empty calories, including solid fats and sugars. One reason for the poor consumption, the CDC said, was that 70 percent of all the foods consumed at work were free (think Friday morning donuts and bagels). When at work, remember to ensure you're getting your daily nutrient requirements and are sticking to your personal dietary plan.

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Publication:Women's Nutrition Connection
Date:Sep 1, 2018
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