March is Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “More than Food: How you eat is important too!”
Last year Health Canada released the new food guide, and provided us with the healthy plate model which illustrates a healthy eating pattern; Fill 1⁄2 your plate vegetables and fruit, 1⁄4 of your plate with protein foods and 1⁄4 with whole grain foods.
Dietitians are encouraging Canadians to consider not only what they eat, but also how they eat. This month we will be highlighting everyday healthy eating habits from the food guide. For example it is important to be mindful when eating, to cook at home more often, to enjoy our food and eat meals with others.
Dietitians are a trusted source of credible nutrition information. They are trained to provide advice on diet, food, and nutrition for you, your family and your community.
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Adapting healthy eating habits will help shape the future of eating and healthy living for all Canadians. Tell us what healthy habits you are adapting. Join the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit dietitians in a conversation every Monday on Twitter and Facebook.