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Eating at NIH

​Healthy snacking tips:

  • Bring snacks from home
  • If your office has a refrigerator or kitchen cupboard you can use, keep your snack there instead of your desk. This allows this allows for easy access but helps to deter mindless eating (eating when you are not hungry)
  • Consider snacks with little or no added sugar and solid fat
  • Snack ideas: unsalted nuts, fruit, cut-up vegetables and hummus, low fat string cheese, pop-corn, whole grain crackers and peanut butter, or low-fat yogurt
  • Pack snacks in portion-controlled containers


​Packing a lunch from home is a great way to help trim your budget (and potentially your waistline).  

To keep your body fueled for the afternoon, aim for a meal that includes a combination of lean protein and fiber from whole grains, beans, nuts, vegetables, and/or fruit