Eating a healthy diet and managing your weight contribute to prevent illnesses and conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain cancers. Taking small steps in the right direction today can lower your risk of developing these problems and result in you feeling better and having more energy to enjoy life.
Basics of Healthy Eating
Selecting healthy food choices and appropriate serving sizes are key to a healthier you and the Canada's Food Guide(link is external) is a great place to start. By learning how to read food labels(link is external) you can better understand whether your food choice is a healthy one and be aware of the fat, salt, and sugar content of your food. Contact unlockfood.ca(link is external) to learn more about healthy eating and how a Regisistered Dietitian can help you. Our local Public Health Unit(link is external) is another resource for getting help to discover Food & Healthy Eating.
Healthy Eating Tips & Strategies
Meal planning is essential to your success when it comes to healthy eating. There are many resources available to help you to achieve your goals and to make meal planning easier. Visit my menu planner(link is external) to get started and be sure to check out Health Canada Healthy Snacks(link is external) for other tips.
Nutritional coaching can help you adjust your eating patterns, prevent and manage chronic disease, learn how to get more energy, and more. You can speak directly with a Registered Dietitian at Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000, or as a KGH employee, you can access free nutritional coaching(link is external) though EFAP or call 1-800-663-1142.
Fresh Foods in the Kingston Area
For fresh fruits, vegetables and more, check out the Kingston Farmer's Market(link is external). To eat healthy & save money on fresh produce, why not try out the Good Food Box. To learn more, check out the Good Food Box (link is external)
Almost 60% of Adults in Canada are overweight or obese. Find out why maintaining a healthy weight(link is external) is one of the best things you can do for your health. Check out these tools to help you get to and stay at your healthy weight.
- Measuring your Waist(link is external)
- Guide to Setting Healthy Eating Goals(link is external)
- Healthy Weight Action Plan(link is external)
- Weight Loss Program Check-list(link is external)
Manage your personal nutrition & fitness goals and track your progress with MyFitnessPal(link is external) app, or join SparkPeople(link is external) for free recipes and information on diet and nutrition.
Other Nutritional Resources
- Health Canada Healthy Eating at Work(link is external)
- DASH Diet to Lower High Blood Pressure(link is external)
- Canadian Cancer Society: Healthy Eating for Cancer Prevention(link is external)
- Guidelines for healthy food selections at meetings(link is external)
- Dietitians of Canada(link is external)
- Diabetes Canada Recipes(link is external)