Start the week off with a healthy snack

By Kary Woodruff

What type of snacks would you find in your breakroom at work? Would it be cookies? Crackers? A bowl of candy? One principal has committed to leaving a bowl of fruit in her school's breakroom each Monday so the teachers can start their week off right. Here's another tip for eating more heart-healthy.

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Getting the recommended 5-7 servings (at least!) can seem daunting.  If we incorporate fruits & vegetables into our snacks in addition to our meals, we contribute to our daily total. 

These are the nutrient powerhouses of our diets, providing energy, fiber, and lots of vitamins and minerals. Snack options include an apple with a handful of almonds, string cheese and an orange, vegetables with hummus, cucumbers and cottage cheese, and berries with yogurt​.

So although Principal Waddell is encouraging her teachers to start the week of right, we should all take those words to heart and include a fruit or vegetable into our daily snacks.