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Amica shares 10 tips for National Nutrition Month

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LINCOLN, R.I. – March is National Nutrition Month, and Amica Insurance is sharing some tips to help promote a healthier lifestyle.

Jean Tapley, senior wellness coordinator at Amica, says that making the healthy choice the easy choice increases the likelihood of selecting a healthy option. Here are a few of Tapley’s suggestions to put healthy choices at your fingertips:

  • Store whole fruits – like apples and pears – in bowls in the kitchen. They don’t have to be refrigerated, and having them visible is a great reminder to eat a piece of fruit.
  • Cut melons as soon as you bring them home, as it will decrease waste.
  • Don’t keep junk food in the house. Avoid buying things like chips and soda.
  • Plan meals ahead of time. This will decrease the consumption of takeout foods.
  • To prevent mindless snacking, keep a pair of dumbbells under the couch. That way, you can perform exercises while watching your favorite TV show.
  • Have your favorite music handy. It’s a great way to reduce stress without turning to your favorite comfort foods.
  • Store healthy snack bars or nuts in your car for easy access. This will help you avoid drive-through snacking.
  • Sip on water rather than coffee when driving to work.
  • Keep a water bottle on your desk, and carry it with you into meetings.
  • Store healthy snacks in your department’s refrigerator.

About Amica Insurance

Amica Mutual Insurance Co., the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, based in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is a national writer of auto, home, marine and umbrella insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,400 people in 44 offices across the country. For more information, visit

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