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Your nutrient needs change as you get older

  • Adult and Senior Nutrition

    Canada’s Food Guide is the best place to start for healthy eating. Choose a variety of foods from each of the four food groups. Aim for a variety of 7 servings of vegetables and fruits each day Aim for 6-7 servings of grain products each day, with at least half of them whole grain Aim for […]

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  • Caffeine and Health

    Caffeine is a naturally occurring substance  and can be found in wide variety of products such as coffee, tea, cola beverages, energy drinks, chocolate and some medications. It also used as a food additive in carbonated drinks, cold and headache remedies. The majority of adults in Canada get their caffeine from coffee and tea beverages. […]

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  • Fast Food Facts

    Eating on the Run When people are in a rush, we often like to eat a quick meal at a fast food restaurant. What you might not know is that you can live in the fast lane and still make healthy food choices. It just takes a little more planning. Fast food meals tend to […]

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  • Healthy Eating in the Workplace

    Considering the fact that most people eat at least one meal or snack while at work, it is important to encourage healthy eating in the workplace. Eating well is important as it can help reduce the development of cancers, obesity, heart disease, and other illnesses1. Benefits of healthy eating in the workplace Increased energy Increased […]

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  • Healthy Shopping Checklist

    Going shopping? Plan ahead. Check for the ingredients you need and make a list before going to the grocery store. You can download and print off our Healthy Shopping Checklist.

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  • Portion Control

    Are you confused about portion sizes? Many Canadians are confused about portion sizes. Food portions have grown larger over the decade, which has directly contributed to growing waistlines and obesity. Meals in many fast-food and fine-dining restaurants have increased in portion size and exceed what our body needs. So, what makes an actual serving size […]

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  • Stroke Prevention

    What is a stroke? A stroke occurs where there is not enough blood flowing to the brain. Most strokes care caused by a blood clot inside a blood vessel going to the brain. The blood clot blocks the normal flow of blood to the brain. How can I eat to decrease risk of stroke? Choose […]

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  • Vegetarian Eating

    A well planned vegetarian eating plan can be both healthy and delicious! People at any age or stage in life can follow a vegetarian diet. The key is to make sure you get all the nutrients you need be healthy. A registered dietitian can help you plan a healthy vegetarian diet. What type of vegetarian are […]

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