Someone needs to tell Corporate America that November is National Diabetes month!!!
Recently I attended a very lovely company holiday party. The expensive, exotic food and drink was the company’s way of saying thank you for a year filled with blood, sweat and tears. Unfortunately, my company assumed everyone would like the boutique soda or expensive bar drinks that had 28 grams of sugar….no diet drinks, except water. While we can’t expect Corporate America to know that almost 8% of the population has diabetes, can’t we at least hope that they would have a few diet sodas for folks that like to watch their sugar in take? OK so water was fine, but when someone commented that “the chocolate desert was to die for” that left a bad taste in my mouth., if they only knew how close to home that really was. I’m not asking for a special plate, just a diet soda and a healthy desert, the holidays are hard enough to resist sugar temptations.
As the holidays rapidly approach I urge everyone to stand up and SHOUT Healthy to your Human Resource Department. There may still be time to influence the menu choices. Wake up Corporate America!!!
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