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Opal brand ambassador's tips for spending additional time at home

opalapWith more people staying at home these past few weeks, Opal decided to host an Instagram live last week with its brand ambassador, Cynthia Sass, to help provide helpful information for its followers.  Sass, registered dietitian and nutritionist, touched on subjects such as ways to boost the immune system, snacking at home, simple healthy recipes as well as tips on having a healthy mindset and staying positive.

“We thought it was important to connect with our Opal supporters during this time,” said Chuck Zeutenhorst, president of FirstFruits Marketing, “We’re lucky to have such a knowledgeable partner in Cynthia to give helpful information to our Opal fans.”

“I think now more than ever it’s so important to stay connected and create some sort of community,” Sass said during the live event.

Sass shared several great ideas on how to stay healthy during this unprecedented time, including ways to avoid snacking or eating too much at home by setting alarms on phones to set a steady eating schedule.  She continued by talking about the warning signs of emotional eating and working on being mindful of the food choices we’re making.  She stated one way to help from stress eating and being more mindful is by keeping a food and feelings journal to identify our emotional connection with our food choices.

Sass also answered a few questions from the followers during the live event, including one on how we can get kids to eat better now that they are at home. “The more kids are involved with food, the healthier they’ll eat,” Sass said. “Their involvement is great for bonding but also they’ll be more connected to the food itself. Also, right now since people are staying at home with their kids, you can maybe incorporate food or nutrition into their homeschooling. For example, maybe they look up where a food is grown or how it’s grown.”

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