Food is a regular part of our daily routine, so much so that it’s easy to forget that our everyday food choices have an incredible potential to heal, to nourish and to enhance lives.
This March, National Nutrition Month, Registered Dietitians (RDs) are championing the potential of food to fuel, prevent, and bring us together, empowering Canadians to transform their health by harnessing the extraordinary potential of food.
Tip #1: The Potential to Fuel
Staying focused during a busy work week can be challenging. As well, choosing the right snacks can have an impact not only on your weight and physical health, but also on your energy levels and your mood. Stay fueled by stocking up on smart choices like yogurt and berries or veggies and hummus.
Tip #2: The Potential to Prevent
Beyond losing weight and boosting energy, eating well can change the course of our lives. With the climbing rates of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, improving our diet is among the most important changes we can make for our health. Your dietitian can help you design the best diet for your individual needs, preferences, medical history and goals.
Tip #3: The Potential to Bring Us Together
Sharing meals cultivates connection with the people in our lives and offers important benefits for people of all ages. Not only is it good for our well being, it actually helps us eat a more balanced diet. Sharing at least 4 meals per week is associated with better grades at school, eating more vegetables and fruit, and maintaining a healthier weight. Have a no-phone policy and take advantage of the time together to chat about your day. If weeknights tend to be hectic, try family breakfast or weekend brunch, it all counts!
FSEAP dietitians are here to help you feel your best and offer practical solutions to tackle your healthy eating goals. By signing up, you’ll discover more tips to unlock the potential of food and help you create a plan to get you moving toward optimal health and well-being.
Call for your personal consultation with an FSEAP Registered Dietitian.
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