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When you mention "nutrition" most people think of food. But how much food and which foods should we be eating? Eating well with Canada's Food Guide provides the answers. Check it out, you can link to it from:
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To promote healthier eating among Canadians, Health Canada has developed its Eat Well Campaign. This campaign, which is rooted in the principles underlying Canada’s Food Guide, profiles year-round awareness and information to encourage changes in our approach to healthy eating, including the way we shop, prepare foods and select foods when eating out.
Check out the Eat Well Central website (www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/eatwell) where you’ll find lots of simple, user-friendly healthy eating tips to use every day. Spread the word that this is a great place to go for healthy eating information and tips!
For Educators, Health Canada has also developed a Healthy Eating Toolbox website (www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/part/tb-bo/index-eng.php) which gives you free access to a wide variety of resources, tools, and tips on healthy eating, and ideas to promote healthy eating through your organization’s networks. The Healthy Eating Toolbox material has been developed for sharing with a variety of audiences, including consumers, health professionals, educators, and media.
The Healthy Eating Toolbox resources include:
You are encouraged to download, use, and add your organization’s logo to the resources. For more information, please refer to the Governance documents website (www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/part/tb-bo/governance-gouvernance/index-eng.php).
By using and integrating these resources into our healthy eating activities in a consistent way, we can work together to improve Canadians’ quality of life and overall health.
Connect to a Registered Dietitian at EatRight Ontario to get answers to healthy eating questions such as:
This service provides general nutrition information only. EatRight Ontario Dietitians cannot provide individual indepth counselling or medical advice. The service is available in English, French and many other languages and is provided by Dietitians of Canada working with the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion.
Call and speak to a Registered Dietitian, toll free in Ontario at 1-877-510-5102, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. To learn more about EatRight Ontario click here:
The Healthy Eating Manual (external resource)