National Nutrition Month

Date: March 23, 2017 Author: greatergatineauw Categories: News Bits

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March is National Nutrition Month and a great time to think about the importance of healthy eating. Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods from 4 groups to feel good and maintain your health. Follow these steps to help you eat healthy: 1. Eat the right types of food by following Canada’s Food Guide. Choose a variety of foods from each of the 4 food groups. 2. Eat the recommended amount of food for your age, gender, and activity level. 3. Read food labels to compare and choose healthier foods when shopping. The Nutrition Facts table and the Percent Daily Value can help you make better choices. 4. Limit foods and drinks that are high in calories, fat, sugar, and sodium. For more useful information on food and nutrition, consult: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/eating -nutrition/index-eng.php