Nutrition and Self-Care
July 27, 2021
July 24th marked International Self-Care Day. In 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) introduced Self-Care Month (June 24th to July 24th) to highlight the importance of self-care to both individuals and the health care system. This makes it the perfect time to think about improving our self-care, which can help reduce stress and promote well-being1. This practice looks different for everyone, whether it means taking some extra time to relax, doing physical activity, or writing in a journal. Did you know that nutrition also plays an important role in self-care?
National Indigenous History Month
June 16, 2021
National Indigenous History Month, begun in 2009, and was created as a month-long awareness campaign every June, to encourage Canadians to learn about Indigenous history, cultures and issues facing Indigenous peoples across the country. This year, Canada has dedicated National Indigenous History Month to the missing children, their families, and residential school survivors.
May is Celiac Awareness Month
May 11, 2021
During the month of May, the Canadian Celiac Association is encouraging people to use the hashtag #shinealightonceliac to help raise awareness.
The Inside of IBS
April 13, 2021
April is designated as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month to raise awareness of symptoms and encourage those who suffer in silence to discuss their bowel habits and IBS symptoms with their health care provider.
Food and eating trends in families with children in Ontario and Canada
January 12, 2021
Nutrition Connections, with the support of The Helderleigh Foundation, teamed up with Ipsos, a global market research and public opinion firm, to examine food and eating trends in Ontario and Canada. The purpose was to understand the food and eating attitudes and behaviours of families with children and what drives family food choices.
Will Halloween during COVID-19 be a Trick or Treat?
October 22, 2020
Even though Halloween may not be carrying on as usual in your neighbourhood, we are here to provide you with some recommendations on safe and fun activities you can take part in with your household.
Grow at Home
July 16, 2020
With the uncertainties of COVID-19, the Ontario Student Nutrition Program (OSNP) and the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) wanted to equip students with the materials they needed to grow their own food at home as a possible step towards self-sustainability.
OSNP Southwestern Region’s Emergency Response to COVID-19
June 11, 2020
With the closure of educational institutions due to COVID-19, the Ontario Student Nutrition Program (OSNP) Southwestern Region made the decision to reallocate the funding for their Student Nutrition Programming (SNP) to an initiative called the ‘Good Food Box’.
World Food Safety Day 2020
June 7, 2020
At Nutrition Connections our team strives to accelerate knowledge and advance practice in nutrition. One way we feel this can be done is emphasizing why World Food Safety Day is important and providing our audience with tangible resources and expert advice.
Increasing Food Literacy At Home- Teaching Kids About Healthy Food
May 14, 2020
With families spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a greater opportunity for kids to learn about where foods come from and develop healthier eating practices.