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Helping Healthcare Heroes Fuel Their Important Work

At CHN, we know that healthcare professionals cannot provide excellent care unless they first care for themselves. 

That is why during National Nutrition Month this March, we are highlighting the importance of healthy eating for our clinician partners. 

As a leading healthcare staffing agency, we match top-quality nurses, therapists, and other practitioners with rewarding job opportunities at renowned medical facilities nationwide. We want every placement to be the best possible fit so that both clinicians and patients thrive. 

Supporting our providers through continuing education, career coaching, and self-care resources is part of why clinicians love working with CHN. This Nutrition Month, we are focusing especially on diet and how small changes can make a big impact across long shifts. 

March is National Nutrition Month, making it the perfect time to evaluate your diet and make sure you’re fueling your body. Good nutrition is about more than just losing weight or having enough energy to get through the day. The foods you put in your body daily impact almost every aspect of your health. 

The Benefits of Good Nutrition: 

Eating nutritious foods provides vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other compounds we need for growth, healing, immune function, and general wellbeing.  

For example: 

  • Promotes heart health: Diets rich in healthy fats, whole grains, vegetables, and fruit can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • Supports immune function: Most fruits and veggies provide key micronutrients and antioxidants needed for your immune system to work efficiently. 
  • Aids digestion: Fiber from whole grains, legumes, fruit, and some veggies keeps your digestive system regular. 
  • Stabilizes blood sugar: Choosing complex carbohydrates and foods lower on the glycemic index can prevent blood sugar crashes and spikes. 
  • Promotes bone strength: Getting enough calcium and vitamin D helps build bone mass and prevents osteoporosis. 

Along with enhancing physical health, eating nutritious foods also increases mental health as proper nutrition is essential for hormone regulation and nerve/brain function. 

Tips for Making Nutritious Choices 

Making healthy food choices is much easier when you have go-to snacks and meal staples stocked at home. Here are some ideas: 

  • Choose whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, farro 
  • Include a lean protein with every meal 
  • Fill half your plate with non-starchy veggies 
  • Eat fresh or frozen fruit for a sweet treat 
  • Pair nuts, seeds, beans for extra protein and fiber 
  • Stay hydrated with herbal teas and water with lemon or cucumber 

Use weekly meal prep to make healthy eating more convenient. Premade snack containers also make mindful choices easier when you’re on the run. 

This National Nutrition Month, do your mind and body a favor by focusing on health-promoting whole foods. Nourishing ourselves with proper

 nutrition provides the foundation we need for both physical vitality and mental clarity during every season of life. 

At CHN, we empower healthcare heroes to be their best selves through every life and career stage. Get in touch today to learn more about our clinicians-first approach and

 open positions in settings nationwide! 

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