One of UHN’s Registered Dietitians, Nishta Saxena, offers tips on staying nutritious at noon while at work. (VIDEO: UHN YouTube)​

March is Nutrition Month! The theme this year is 'Eating 9 to 5!' Nutrition month celebrates healthy eating and UHN News asked our UHN Dietitians for some of their favourite nutrition tips. This is what they had to say:

  • Focus on the most nutritious calories at each meal; leave extra calories behind (added sugars, processed fats!)
  • Limit liquid calories if trying to lose weight.  This includes the healthy ones such as milk or juice.  Stick to water for hydration.​
  • Bring a balanced snack to eat at the end of your work day to curb hunger until your next meal (for example: 1/2 cup cottage cheese with an apple).
  • Consume fruits and vegetables in their natural form.
  • Eat your meals sitting at a table with the TV turned off.
  • Keep pre-cut fruit or veggies in the middle of your fridge for the easiest access and store your snack foods in one inconvenient cupboard.
  • Be prepared!  Pack your meals and snacks the night before so you aren't tempted to skip meals or buy fast food.
  • Eat in moderation!  It is fine to have a treat every once in a while.

Breakfast for lunch? Registered Dietitian Saxena says it's a great idea for a nutritious noon-time meal! (Video: UHN YouTube)

Inspired by the last video tip? Here's an idea for an easy breakfast or power snack:

1 cup frozen or fresh fruit

1 small container or ½ cup low fat yogurt

¼ - ½ cup high fibre cereal or oats

2 Tbsp roasted almonds or your favourite nuts

Layer together for a tasty yogurt parfait.

For more nutrition tips and resources:

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On March 24th at 12:30pm we will be partnering with wellness to provide a lunch and learn titled, "Healthy Lunches, Healthier You: Tips for Preparing a Nutritious Meal for Work" located in TGH EC10-316 with Nicole Yuen, RD.  Please RSVP at

What's the best drink to accompany your nutritious noon-time meal? Saxena, Registered Dietitian, has the answers! (Video: UHN YouTube)

Did you know?

All patients at UHN have access to a dietitian. Ask a UHN dietitian to learn how your patients can be seen by a Registered Dietitian.

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