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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Healthy eating

Healthy eating directly affects your overall well-being and performance as an employee. Ensuring proper nutrition contributes to better concentration, focus, and creativity, it also helps improve mood and energy levels.

 As a student employee, it is important to take the time to eat healthy nourishing foods to ensure you are able to perform tasks to the best of your ability. Below are a few resources and recipes to help you get started.

  • How can I make healthier choices at work?
    • Plan ahead. Preparing snacks and meals ahead of time is a helpful way to save time and keep organized.
    • Keep healthy items available. You will be more likely to reach for healthier options if you have them readily available. Easy options include nuts and seeds, fruit with a longer shelf life such as apples and even whole wheat crackers.
    • Take time to eat. move away from your desk when it is time to eat your meal in order to enjoy your food. Schedule a lunch break with a co-worker to hold yourself accountable for taking a lunch break.
    • Be mindful of your schedule. Look ahead at your day and plan when you can take breaks to eat a healthy snack or nourishing meal.

One of the hardest parts about eating healthy is finding easy recipes. Check out the resources below for work friendly meals.

  • Mindful eating is the practice of paying attention to our food, moment by moment, in order to focus on the food and eating experience.
    • Try out a mini-meditation on mindful eating to reach a state of full attention while enjoying your next meal.
  •  Incorporating certain foods into your day can help boost your mood and help you feel more energized.