Nutrition Month 2017- Take the Fight Out of Food!

Every year in March, Dietitians of Canada organizes Nutrition Month to provide information and guidance to Canadians, making it a little easier for them to choose, eat and enjoy healthy food.  This year, the Nutrition Month 2017 campaign is dedicated to supporting Canadians to: Take the Fight out of Food! Spot the problem. Get the facts. Seek Support.

Quick article navigation: Spot the Problem & Get the Facts!   Get Ready & Download the Apps!   Get Some Fun & Healthy Recipes!

Spot the Problem & Get the Facts

Eating should be joyful, not a source of everyday frustration and confusion. If you’re fighting with food, try this three-step approach:

  1. Spot the problem. Define what’s causing your fight with food first.
  2. Get the facts. Use facts from credible sources to decide what needs to be done to solve the problem.
  3. Seek support. Put the plan into action with support from a dietitian, family and friends.

The following fact sheets by the Dietitians of Canada use the three-step approach to talk about food fads, digestive woes, picky eating, eating & stress and managing a condition:

Get Ready & Download the Apps!

Cookspiration, a free smartphone app designed by Dietitians of Canada, serves up healthy recipe suggestions for any craving, meal or mood. Cookspiration has over 300 recipes that are easy to make and will suit your nutritional needs.

One of the most helpful tools we can use for eating well is keeping a food journal; eaTracker, another free app from Dietitians of Canada, that makes diet journaling easy.

The Get Enough Helper App helps you find out if you’re meeting your daily recommended Canada’s Food Guide servings.

Get Some Fun & Healthy Recipes!

The following are some recipes cards from the Dietitians of Canada and some videos of recipes how-to’s from the Dairy Farmer’s of Canada. Enjoy!

The following reference materials were adapted from the Dietitians of Canada’s Nutrition Month campaign materials. Find more information about Nutrition Month at www.NutritionMonth2017.ca.