There is a growing concern regarding the lack of home cooking and loss of cooking skills among Canadians of all ages. Cooking is a critical life skill and the whole family, even children, should be involved in meal preparation. Many people typically turn to grab-and-go meals and snacks, but that’s not ideal when it comes to our health and the health of our children.
Grocery store tours provided by the Public Health Dietitians can give you all the tips and tools you need to navigate through the grocery store with the confidence in knowing what you’re choosing is the best for you and your family, from various dietary restrictions, to budget-friendly ideas.
There are many different factors like age, gender, diet and fitness level that can place you at risk for developing diabetes. PHU dietitian Emilie Leblond tells you about our new HealthStyles program, starting in September.
The Registered Dietitians at the Porcupine Health Unit conduct a variety of workshops and presentations for health care professionals, educators, workplaces and the general public.
While we know we should all be eating a healthy diet, the cost of food items in our area can be barrier to choosing healthy options. The Nutritious Food Basket Survey is a tool used to help determine the prices of food in our area and how much of a burden it can be for some families.
If you like getting healthy eating information through Facebook and Twitter, check out @PHUEATS on Twitter or the PHU Eats Facebook page.
How’s your relationship with food? Your Timmins and area dietitians want to know! Let’s talk a little bit about what we can do to tackle our food fights…