Snack Hacks at Work: Helping Associates Make Healthy Choices

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST

Do you have an interest in employee wellness or healthy snacking? Most of us snack multiple times a day, and snacks can be part of an overall healthy diet. However, many food and beverages Americans snack on aren’t nutrient dense. And making healthy choices can be especially challenging while snacking at work.

Join dietitians Garrick Brown and Mandy Katz as they discuss how employers can benefit from helping associates improve snacking at work. They will provide promotional strategies and snack suggestions that everyone will crave. After attending, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the health effects of snacking
  • Share the role employers play in workplace eating
  • Provide convenient and affordable snack suggestions
  • Discuss employer strategies to support healthy snacking


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Garrick Brown
Garrick Brown, MS, RD, LD
Nutritionist, Guiding Stars Licensing Company

Garrick is a Registered Dietitian and brings knowledge of nutrition and public health to Guiding Stars. He develops, manages, and coordinates nutrition and wellness programs using Guiding Stars for our clients and community.

Garrick earned his bachelor's in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Maine and his master's in Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Rhode Island. He’s passionate about food insecurity and ensuring that all members of our communities have access to nutritious foods.

Favorite Guiding Stars Recipe: Two-Lentil Soup

Mandy Katz
Mandy Katz, MS, RD, CLC, LDN​
Nutritionist​, Giant Food​

Mandy Katz, MS, RD, CLC, LDN, is an in-store nutritionist for Giant Food. In her current role she represents Giant Food in-store, in the community, and in the media. She writes the grocery store’s monthly “Healthy Eating on A Budget” blog on and is the host of their Nutrition Made Easy Podcast.

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