Healthy food is the cornerstone for good health. Canada’s Food Guide provides information you need to help you and your family understand how to make healthy choices. Eating according to Canada’s Food Guide helps to prevent chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, osteoporosis and certain types of cancer, each of which are prevalent in Labrador Grenfell Health communities.
Healthy eating is twofold: Firstly, it provides the vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy body and secondly, it provides pleasure and enjoyment when meals are prepared, cooked and enjoyed with family and friends. Preparing meals safely is important for everyone.
Veggie’s and Fruit
Vegetables and Fruit have a positive impact on health. They help provide vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy body as well as reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Enjoy Veggies and Fruit with every meal and snack. Fresh Frozen Canned are all good options!
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Healthy eating is important at any age and stage of life.
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You deserve the best possible advice on healthy eating. If you’re looking for reliable nutrition information contact a registered dietitian. Dietitians are health professionals and experts in the field of food and nutrition and are guided by a code of ethics which ensure consumers will receive safe and reliable information. In Newfoundland and Labrador, look for the professional designation R.D. after their name.
Dial a Dietitian
Available to all residents throughout the province, people can dial 8-1-1 for free, confidential, and easy access to the trusted advice of a registered dietitian. Dietitians are available to speak with callers from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Dietitians are also able to respond to email inquiries. Your questions can be sent directly to a dietitian using the Dial-A-Dietitian link on the www.811healthline.ca external link icon website.