Wounded Warrior Helps Vets Eat Healthy

Wounded Warrior pic

Wounded Warrior
Image: newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org

Chicago-based entrepreneur Ted Gladson founded Gladson Interactive, where he also served as president before selling the company in 2005. While there, he led the organization in developing custom merchandising and store layout solutions for its clients. In addition to his professional work in the Chicago area, Ted Gladson is a longtime supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project.

In an effort to help veterans more easily adjust to life outside of the military once their service is over, Wounded Warrior Project spearheads a number of initiatives that are designed to educate and empower veterans to make smart choices. One of the programs the organization offers is based on developing smart eating habits, as the less-demanding routine of civilian life can often lead to weight gain.

One of the key strategies that Wounded Warrior espouses on this front is finding out what healthy items exist on a menu before heading to a restaurant. That way, the veteran can craft a meal that is calorically suitable and tailored to his or her dietary needs. It is important to reinforce this practice by being the first to order food at the table in order to avoid temptation by the choices of others. For more information about Wounded Warrior’s nutrition programs, visit http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/BigGameSnacks.