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How To Eat Like A Champion

This page was reviewed or revised on Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sarnia, ON - If you are looking for a competitive edge, maybe it's time to examine what and when you eat and drink to get the most from your workout.

On Wednesday March 25, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Heidi Smith, Registered Dietitian and Sports Nutrition Specialist will share practical approaches and straight talk about nutrition for physical activity and healthy eating for peak performance.

- Learn how meal time and food balance can increase your energy, boost your metabolism and improve your recovery time from exercise.

- Discover the best foods to eat before, during and after exercise.

- Share practical ideas to make healthy eating work for your busy schedule.

According to Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance Survey 2004 (RRFSS), 62% of Lambton residents consider themselves moderately to highly active, however only 35.5% of Lambton residents eat 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily as recommended by the old Canada's Food Guide. Even fewer meet the new recommendation of 7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables for adults.

Connie Mallette, Registered Dietitian with County of Lambton Community Health Services Department, says 'Our goal for National Nutrition Month is to educate people and to encourage them to eat well so they can fuel their active lifestyles with the right energy.'

Registration is required. Call the Community Health Services Department at 519 344-2062 ext. 2111 or toll free 1-800-387-2882 to register.

For more information about Lambton County, visit www.lambtononline.ca.

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Contact:

Connie Mallette
Registered Dietitian
County of Lambton
Telephone: 519 344-2062 ext. 2349
Email: connie.mallette@county-lambton.on.ca