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Nurses and unhealthy eating: is your job putting you at risk?

Poor diet and disordered eating patterns can become habit for nurses lacking the time or space to enjoy proper meals or healthy snacks in the workplace

Obesity and other health risks increase if you work long hours without breaks, and lack the space and time to enjoy healthy meals. Here's how to make improvements

  • Too often nurses have no time for a break, never mind the headspace for meal planning – and that’s when disordered eating can become an unhealthy habit
  • Find out what steps your employer can take to help you maintain healthy eating patterns at work and at home
  • Practical, realistic tips about how to keep your best intentions for healthy eating on track

Skipping meals during long shifts, grabbing take-aways on the way home and craving sugary treats are likely to be familiar experiences for many

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