What to eat on snow plowing evening

The Nevada LTAP Center’s Winter edition of its newsletter “Milepost,” recently published the following eating tips for snow plow drivers when working at night:

The body slows down during night-time hours, and greasy protein foods cause the body to want to sleep. When working at night, snow plow operators need to eat a well-balanced meal that is compatible with a slower, nighttime digestive system.

Before Work

  • Light protein foods such as chicken, turkey and fish
  • Low fat foods such as fruits and vegetables, beans and peas
  • Carbohydrates such as pasta, potatoes and bread
  • Dairy products such as low-fat or skim milk, cheese and yogurt

During Breaks

  • Soups and salad
  • A light sandwich
  • Light protein foods
  • Low fat foods

Snacks during work

  • Low fat dairy products
  • Fruit, popcorn, cereal, plain cookies or baked crackers

Cut back on coffee, tea, smoking and chewing tobacco. These items contain caffeine or nicotine. Initially they are stimulants, but soon become depressants and make the heart beat slower.

This information appeared in Nevada’s Milepost, Vol. 22 No.4 on Page 3. The complete newsletter can be viewed here.


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The Vermont Local Roads Program at Saint Michael’s College is part of the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), a nationwide effort financed jointly by the Federal Highway Administration and individual State Departments of Transportation. Its purpose is to provide road and bridge know-how to municipal people involved with highways. There are LTAP Centers in 50 states and Puerto Rico and six Native American locations. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations presented on this page are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of FHWA, VAOT or Saint Michael’s College. All references to proprietary items in this publication are not endorsements of any company or products. Sponsored by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Vermont Local Roads Program provides information, training and technical assistance to cities, towns and villages in Vermont. This is done by newsletters, seminars and workshops, distribution of publications and by response to requests.
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