You can celebrate Nutrition Month in a few simple ways:
- "Take the Pledge" Certificate. Beginning February 22, take photos holding the colourful "Take the Pledge" certificate for posting on social media with the hashtag #NutritionMonth.
- Check out these 5 factsheets on popular nutrition issues. The factsheets include topics on feeding young children and finding credible nutrition information from a registered dietitian.
- Access credible nutrition information. Nutrition information is readily available online, but do you know where the information is coming from? Make sure you are finding credible sources of nutrition information created by registered dietitians. As an Ontarian, you can call EatRight Ontario and speak to a Registered Dietitian for free! The service is available in over 100 different languages. If you have a nutrition question, chances are you aren’t the first one to ask the dietitians at EatRight Ontario. Don’t have time on the phone? No problem, the service is also available as an Email a Dietitian service. You can also find a dietitian using the Dietitians of Canada search.
- Start thinking about your garden or local Halton food. Purchase seasonally from farmers’ markets or from pick-your-own farms. There are plenty of vegetables and fruits that are available in Halton region throughout the year. In March, fresh squash, beets, rutabaga and parsnips are available.
- Try these 12 tasty recipes during the month of March. From bean stuffed cabbage rolls to roasted squash and black bean tacos, Dietitians of Canada has dinner covered.
By Rachel Morgan, RD, MPH