Eating a balanced diet helps reduce your risk of diseases. Stay healthy by eating a variety of foods (including vegetables and fruit) and choose lower-fat foods such as lower-fat dairy products and leaner meat. You should also limit your intake of salt, alcohol and caffeine. Keeping a balanced diet and doing regular physical activity will have you living a healthier life!
Green Food Box : A nonprofit, community-based program that brings neighbours together to buy a variety of delicious and nutritious fresh fruit and vegetables at wholesale prices.
Nutri-Baskets : Learn to read food labels and save money with guided supermarket tours.
On My Own : On My Own offers practical tips and techniques for preparing simple, economical meals. Babysitting is provided.
10 Tips for Quality Family Meals (Healthful)
A Consumerís Guide - Sodium Itís everywhere. Get the Facts.
Best Buys in ... Meat and Alternatives (Healthful)
Best Buys in Milk and Alternatives (Healthful)
Canada's Food Guide... Your Questions Answered (Healthful)
Healthy Holiday Eating Habits... Your Survival Plan (Healthful)
Herbal Teas (Healthful)
Mid-Day Munchies (Healthful)
To order the following resources, call 613-933-1375 or 1 800 267-7120 and ask for the Health Line:
EatRight Ontario: The EatRight Ontario website provides easy-to-use nutrition information to help make healthier food choices easier. Residents of Ontario can also speak directly to a Registered Dietitian by calling their toll-free telephone service at 1 877 510-5102 or by sending an email.
Canada's Food Guide
Canadian Diabetes Association
Dietitians of Canada
Eat Well Central
EatSafe for Higher-Risk Canadians
Health Canada Information on Food and Nutrition
Live Well Online
March is Nutrition Month Across Canada!