Sensible choices can help you savor the season, while keeping you on track with your nutritional needs and wellness goals.
Summertime cookouts and barbecues aren’t usually associated with healthy eating. Images of juicy burgers, tender pork ribs covered in barbecue sauce, buttered corn on the cob, and zesty potato salad come to mind. But firing up the grill doesn’t have to tank your diet. There are simple things you can do to enjoy the season while staying on track with your nutritional needs and wellness goals. Remember, too, that it’s not just about the food but about spending quality time with family, friends, and neighbors.
Whether you’re the host or a guest, try these healthy-eating tips from Livongo by Teladoc Health at your next picnic or barbecue.
For more tips and tasty recipes, too, see
Your Guide to Summer Cookouts from Livongo by Teladoc Health.
If you have medical coverage* through the Board of Pensions, log onto the Call to Health website today to participate in these challenges, to help you focus on eating right this summer — and all year long:
In addition to help with personal, family, or workplace issues, the Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)** offers resources to help you develop and maintain a healthy diet. Log on to mycigna.com > Coverage and click the See Life/Work Resources link under Home Life Referrals; then click THRIVING to find healthy recipes, videos, articles, and more.
For personalized nutrition advice, all three medical options (PPO, EPO, and HDHP) cover consultations with a network registered dietician, and there’s no cost to you if your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or more. Regular plan provisions (copays, deductibles, and/or coinsurance) apply if your BMI is less than 30.
*Call to Health is available to employees and their spouses with medical coverage through the Board of Pensions; it is not available to members enrolled in Triple-S, GeoBlue, or the Medicare Supplement Plan.
**The EAP is available to eligible employees, retired members enrolled in the Medicare Supplement Plan, and their household members. It is not available to members enrolled in Triple-S or GeoBlue. Those enrolled in Triple-S or GeoBlue should consult their plan for information about benefits for behavioral health or substance use.