March is Nutrition Month in Canada and proper nutrition is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The saying “you are what you eat” is scarily accurate. The Nutrition Month 2017 campaign is dedicated to helping Canadians Take the Fight out of Food! by guiding them through a three-step approach to improve their relationship with food, no matter what the struggle. The slogan for the campaign is
Take the Fight out of Food! Spot the problem. Get the facts. Seek support.
Eating should be joyful, not a source of everyday frustration and confusion. If you’re fighting with food, try this three-step approach: 1. Spot the problem. Define what’s causing your fight with food first. 2. Get the facts. Use facts from credible sources to decide what needs to be done to solve the problem. 3. Seek support. Put the plan into action with support from a dietitian, family and friends.
The Alberta Healthy Living program is a free program sponsored by Alberta Health Services that offers health education services including nutrition. No doctor referral is needed. Find out more HERE.
Your challenge this week is to keep a log of your food for the week. Identify areas you could improve and areas where you are already excelling.
- It’s True: You Are What You Eat (Inc.com)
- The 50 (New) Healthiest Foods of All Time—With Recipes (Time)
- Tips for healthy eating (Govt. of Canada)