RescueDigest GOTW: Healthier Food For Work

By focusing on a particular goal each week and providing some resources to get you started, RescueDigest is here to help make your world a little but easier and to help you help others. Let’s start with FOOD!

Working on the road at all hours with few, if any, defined breaks to refuel is a recipe for nutritional disaster for Emergency Responders. For many of us, the old saying “You are what you eat.” shows up in how we feel, how we look and how we work.

What? I’m in shape. Donut is a shape!

Rather than attempt to provide a general plan to work for every single emergency responder, these Goals of the Week (#GOTW) are meant to be the kind of reminders that make you say “Oh yeah, I’ve been meaning to get to that!”

As with all of our #GOTW reminders, we’re going to be trying these right along with you!

So to kick off our first Goal of the Week, here are some resources to help you take a step (or two or four) towards healthier eating both on and off duty.



Meals “On The Road”

What success (or problems) have YOU had trying to eat healthy as an emergency responder? Let us know below:

About romduck

Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder and award-winning educator with more than twenty five years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, public and private emergency services and hospital based healthcare systems. Currently a career Fire Captain / Paramedic and EMS Coordinator Rom is a frequent speaker at national conferences and a regular contributor to research, magazines, and textbooks on topics of field operations, leadership, and education in emergency services. Contact Rom via