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Nutrition Month

March 1, 2016

March is Nutrition Month!

Eating well can boost your health and help you feel your best. Almost half of Canadians (45%) say, that eating healthy meals and snacks while at work is challenging, according to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Dietitians of Canada[1].

National Nutrition Month is brought to you by the Dietitians of Canada every March and this years’ campaign slogan is Take a 100 meal Journey. The Nutrition Month 2016 is dedicated to making small healthy changes to your eating habits and making them stick.

Are you running short on time and often resort to eating out, or feel stressed when it comes to preparing meals? We all have time constraints and challenges that can alter our eating Heart Health (3)habits. Dietitians of Canada has provided some great strategies to help you make small kitchen changes, and make them stick! Click here to view the fact sheet providing suggested healthy snacks, meal prep, cooking tricks, and snacking recommendations.

This fact sheet also has great strategies to put in place if you find yourself eating out of boredom or when you’re distracted.

How much you eat can be just as important as what you eat. Click here and follow the steps outlined on this fact sheet to help you keep track of healthy portion sizes. This strategy has you using your hand to estimate portion sizes.

For more fact sheets and additional details on Nutrition Month including eating tips and recipes, visit the ‘Dieticians of Canada’ website here.

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The LifeWorks website contains useful tools and articles to help you budget, save for a strong future, and weather difficult financial times. You even have access to seminars at www.lifeworks.com.

This month the recommended Podcast is ‘Building your Financial Resilience’. Take charge of your finances!

[1] ©Dietitians of Canada. Nutrition Month 2015: Eating 9 to 5. February 24, 2015. http://www.dietitians.ca/media/news-releases/2015/nutritionmonth2015.aspx.