Our March MHW Newsletter. Learn about Nutrition, MHW events, and some food for thought.



March 2020


As winter draws to a close, March marks Nutrition Month. It's prime time to make conscious choices about what we "take in" each day. Get inspired by what colleagues have on their plates, and invite others to join you over a healthy lunch. Enjoy a recipe e-book and make a date to participate in an upcoming MHW event.


We wish you a happy and nutritious March!  



Upcoming MHW Events


Nutrition Series:

Myth and Truths: The World of Diets

March 13th (1:15-2:15) 

More than Food: How you Eat is Important Too (MacDonald Campus)
March 19th (12:00-1:00)

Navigating Nutrition Information: A Workshop
March 20th (1:15-2:15)


Financial wellness sessions

Effective Tax Strategies (sign up for 1 session only)

March 12th (11:45-12:45)
March 17th (12:00-1:00)



What to Bring for Lunch? Find Inspiration from Fellow Employees 


In January 2020, as a part of the My Healthy Workplace monthly theme Take Notice, the Health and Well-being team challenged McGill Employees to bring their lunches for four consecutive weeks to encourage healthy eating and saving money. We asked employees to send in a photo of their favourite lunch and a reflection of how the challenge went for them.



Seeking Ambassadors


Be at the heart of what matters by becoming a MHW Ambassador. My Healthy Workplace is currently seeking ambassadors in areas that do not have adequate representation. As an MHW Ambassador, you will be joining a group of enthusiastic colleagues who wish to support a healthier workplace in their units and organization-wide. Is your area one of them?


Health and Well-Being Program Nutrition Resources

Visit the Health and Well-Being page which has been re-vamped in collaboration with McGill's School of Human Nutrition. You will find tools, resources, and information to help facilitate decisions regarding food and health. 




Nutrition Month Challenge: Eat Your Lunch With Others


Healthy eating is about so much more than food. It is also about being mindful of eating habits, cooking more often, and eating meals with others. The Health and Well-being team is encouraging you to gather your colleagues and friends and eat together! 




Free Recipe eBook for Nutrition Month


Check out this recipe book by Dietitians of Canada, that contains 12 easy, healthy recipes. How many of them will you try and share with your colleagues?


Latest Updates on the Corona Virus


McGill University is carefully monitoring the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which originated in Wuhan in Hubei province, China. A group of senior administrators is actively engaged in supporting our community members’ well-being through proactive planning and preparation as this situation evolves. While the novel coronavirus has been reported in Québec, the overall risk still remains low. To find out more, please consult McGill's Coronavirus update webpage for the latest information and developments.


We want to hear from you!


This newsletter is for staff by staff. Send the MHW News editorial team an email to let us know what you think of this issue. The upcoming theme for April is Our World. Please contact us to suggest an initiative to highlight, or if you are interested in contributing an article.