Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It's Almost March...

...and that means Nutrition Month!

I wanted to share an update I received from Dietitian's of Canada about Nutrition Month 2013:

Makeover Your Grocery Cart!

Dietitians of Canada Celebrates Nutrition Month in the Grocery Store
TORONTO, ON – February 25, 2013.  This March, Dietitians of Canada is asking Canadians to put their ‘Best Food Forward’ and ‘Plan Shop Cook Enjoy!’ – in celebration of Nutrition Month 2013.  Nutrition Month is dedicated to serving up practical advice from registered dietitians, the food and nutrition experts, to makeover your grocery cart.

“Healthy eating begins at the grocery store. It’s where most people purchase their food.”, says Francy Pillo-Blocka with Dietitians of Canada. According to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Dietitians of Canada, 63% of Canadians struggle with making healthier food choices in the grocery store at least half the time when they shop. “This Nutrition Month, dietitians will be focused on providing Canadian consumers with the information they need to put healthier food in their grocery cart and on their tables at home”.

Each day in March, Dietitians of Canada dishes up a new grocery-shopping tip designed to help you makeover your grocery cart. You can access the tips from eaTipster, our new free iPhone and iPad app, or visit our site to view the tips at www.dietitians.ca. Some of the healthy shopping tips include:

  • Quality counts! Choose foods based on overall nutrient profile, not just one healthy ingredient.
  • Get frozen! For healthy meals in a flash, pack your freezer with nutrient-rich frozen food.
  • Skip processed meals. Cooking simple meals is an easy way to save money on your grocery bill.

For the details on the tips and more information about Nutrition Month 2013 – visit www.dietitians.ca/nutritionmonth.

About Dietitians of Canada

Dietitians of Canada (DC) is the national professional association for dietitians, representing about 6000 members at the local, provincial and national levels. DC has led the Nutrition Month Campaign for more than 30 years. For more information visit www.dietitians.ca.

About Nutrition Month Sponsors

DC acknowledges its partners who help bring Nutrition Month 2013 to Canadians: Bring Healthier Home from Loblaw Companies Limited, Dairy Farmers of Canada and Danone Canada.

Check out the Something Nutrishus facebook and twitter feeds throughout March for tips from the SK Nutrition Month Committee.

Enjoy what's left of February!

Steph Langdon, RD
something nutrishus counselling & coaching

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sign-up for Nutrition Month Daily Tips!

Once again, the Saskatchewan Nutrition Month Committee is bringing nutrition tips to you for the month of March.  See the message below for further details and to sign-up!


March is Dietitians of Canada’s Nutrition Month!  Our goal is to help Canadians make informed food choices that best support their health – starting with the food they purchase at the grocery store. 

The Saskatchewan Nutrition Month Committee would like to invite your organization to join our daily Nutrition Month e-mail service again this year.  These short, easy to read, credible and informative Nutrition Tips are a great way to improve the health and wellness of your organization. This year’s theme is healthy grocery shopping.

How does it work?  You let us know your organization is interested and provide us with one contact email address (this could be your email, your administrator’s, receptionist’s, health and wellness coordinator’s, etc).  We will add your organization to our mailing list.  Each work day during the month of March you will be sent the Nutrition Tip of the Day.  It is up to you to forward the nutrition tip of the day to your coworkers, staff, or whoever you feel might benefit from the healthy eating tips.

If your organization is not able to mail out the Nutrition Tip of the Day you may also consider printing the tip of the day and posting it in your workplace or copying the tip and posting it somewhere on your organization’s website.

If your organization is interested in receiving the Nutrition Tip of the Day please reply with your interest and contact information to Stacey Wiens at nutrition@pnrha.ca

Thank you,

Stacey Wiens
Public Health Nutritionist