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Meal Prep 101

Meal Prep 101

What is Meal Prepping? Designed by Dr. Stuart McGill at Waterloo University, meal prepping is simply preparing a meal or recipe ahead of time and portioning it out to create grab and go meals for the week. If you have ever taken leftovers to work, you have essentially...

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Vote for Your Favorite Coloring Sheet

Vote for Your Favorite Coloring Sheet

It's time to vote! Head to the Dot Foods Careers Facebook page to vote now! The photo with the most "likes" will win a Dot prize! Everyone has until Friday, May 22, 2020, at noon CST to cast their votes.

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Creating a New “Normal” with Family Meals

Creating a New “Normal” with Family Meals

By Angie Murad, RDN, LD, wellness dietician, Mayo Clinic Making the Most of Family Meals PDF It seems long ago when my family was running from one activity to the next and we barely had time to sit down together for a meal. Now it feels like life has come to a...

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Dot Foods Coloring Contest: Thank You, Essential Workers

Dot Foods Coloring Contest: Thank You, Essential Workers

Color to Win! Say "thank you" to essential workers by coloring this Dot truck coloring sheet and sharing it with us! The best part? If you send us a picture of your beautiful creation to thankyou@dotfoods.com we will enter you in a chance to win some Dot...

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How to Shop While Maintaining Social Distance

How to Shop While Maintaining Social Distance

If you are an at-risk individual or just worried about contracting COVID-19, the thought of going out in public right now can be very intimidating. The services listed below will enable you to get the supplies you need with very minimal risk. Order online and pick up...

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7 Tips for Healthy Eating While Working from Home

7 Tips for Healthy Eating While Working from Home

With so many people around the world now working from home, many of us have seen a big shift in our diets. While we may not be grabbing lunch at our favorite fast-casual restaurant or a coffee to get through our mid-afternoon slump, we have a lot more access to snacks...

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3 Steps for Encouraging Relaxation During Challenging Times

3 Steps for Encouraging Relaxation During Challenging Times

By Jamie Friend, NBC-HWC, resiliency specialist and Stacy Peterson, NBC-HWC, resiliency specialist, Mayo Clinic Cultivating Relaxation During Challenging Times Relaxation, what is it? More importantly, how do we get more of it? These questions seem particularly...

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How to Cope with Media-Induced Stress

How to Cope with Media-Induced Stress

Does the news have you a bit stressed lately? Us, too. In today’s world, the news media is always present. It can be there with your first sip of coffee all the way through the end of your day with late-night talk shows.  But consuming that much media can make us...

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How to Wear a Face Mask Safely

How to Wear a Face Mask Safely

Remember that masks alone cannot protect you from COVID-19. Maintain at least 6 feet distance from others and wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, even while wearing a mask. Things to Do While Wearing a Mask or Cloth Face Covering Wash your hands before touching...

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#ThankYou #YouAreEssential | Turning Lemons into Lemonade

#ThankYou #YouAreEssential | Turning Lemons into Lemonade

Let’s face it, like most, we’ve been handed a bushel of lemons in recent weeks. With that said, in a time where almost everything seems uncertain, there’s one thing I know for sure...our employees are capable of amazing things. There’s no one better at turning lemons...

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Working from Home Hacks: Ergonomics for the Home Office

Working from Home Hacks: Ergonomics for the Home Office

With more and more people working from home, creating a make-shift space that is productive and can keep you comfortable is key. There are some small changes you can make in your home office if you find yourself unexpectedly working from home during the COVID-19...

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The Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

The Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

#YouAreEssential in helping slow the spread of COVID-19 in your community.  To help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended the use of cloth face coverings in certain locations and scenarios.  Cloth face coverings...

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Managing the Emotional Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Managing the Emotional Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

On January 21, 2020, the first case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported. Since then, we have been inundated with terms such as COVID-19, coronavirus, self-quarantine, and social distancing. Not only is there a lot to learn about the current pandemic, there...

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Safety Precautions: Protecting Yourself During COVID-19

Safety Precautions: Protecting Yourself During COVID-19

At Dot, our employees and their families come first. We know that the ever-changing environment can be confusing and unsettling. That is why we are taking every precaution to ensure that you feel comfortable and safe. With your help, we can ensure the safety and...

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Dot’s Plan for When an Employee Tests Positive with COVID-19

Dot’s Plan for When an Employee Tests Positive with COVID-19

Dot Foods and Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) have worked tirelessly to create a plan to follow each time a Dot employee tests positive for COVID-19.  Dot’s leadership team meets regularly to prepare for all possible impacts of the coronavirus. We continue to monitor...

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Be Aware of COVID-19 Email Phishing Scams

Be Aware of COVID-19 Email Phishing Scams

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, many Americans are being targeted via email, social media, texting, or even phone calls with fake messages relating to COVID-19.  Many of these messages may ask you to visit fraudulent websites, give personal...

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Social Distancing During COVID-19

Social Distancing During COVID-19

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has been turbulent and scary for many people. It has closed schools, forced people to work from their homes, and made for a lot of heightened anxiety and stress. Watch this video from Blessing Health System where Dr. Mary Frances...

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Dot Foods’ Revised Visitor Policy During COVID-19

Dot Foods’ Revised Visitor Policy During COVID-19

As of March 16, 2020, Dot Foods and Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI) will be prohibiting all non-essential visitors to all locations through May 1, 2020. “Essential visitors” are being defined as anyone who is necessary to keep our business running. Essential visitors,...

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What to do When Your Child’s School Closes

What to do When Your Child’s School Closes

It has been a turbulent week with many big changes across the country as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of those changes had very big impacts for all of us at Dot. Many states decided to close schools for an extended period, leaving families in a very...

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Dot Implements Non-essential Business Travel Restrictions

Dot Implements Non-essential Business Travel Restrictions

Last updated on April 24, 2020, 3:19 p.m. As of March 13, 2020, Dot Foods implemented a companywide business travel restriction. Dot will only allow essential travel through May 31, 2020. Driver deliveries and select sales and business development meetings are...

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