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With harvest season in full swing, farmers may find themselves struggling to eat healthily. The U of I Extension has some suggestions.

 

Caitlin Mellendorf, U of I Extension Nutrition Educator, implores farmers to take meal and snack breaks while in the field.

 

 

Keep in mind though, Mellendorf indicates it may not be a good idea to be constantly snacking throughout the day.

 

 

Mellendorf recommends farmers eat meals and snacks that consist of protein, fat, and fiber. These foods help digest foods slower, allows for more energy throughout the day. 

 

 

Another recommendation is to stock up on foods that are healthy and convenient. Some examples include fruit cups and vegetable chips.

 

 

For healthy recipes and nutritional advice, visit Caitlin Mellendorf's blog at https://extension.illinois.edu/blogs/healthy-eats-and-repeat.

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