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Nutrition Month 2020: More Than Food

March 11, 2020

Did you know that March is Nutrition Month? This year, Canadian dietitians, led by Dietitians of Canada, are talking about how healthy eating is about so much more than food.

In January 2019, Health Canada released the new Canada’s Food Guide. In line with feedback from dietitians and other health intermediaries, the new food guide includes messaging not just on what to eat, but also on how to eat. This includes considerations of food literacy, food culture and traditions, food availability, and environmental sustainability.

This year’s Nutrition Month campaign focuses on the four Healthy Eating Habits that are part of the new Food Guide:

  • Be mindful of your eating habits
    • Take time to eat
    • Notice when you are hungry and when you are full
  • Cook more often
    • Plan what you eat
    • Involve others in planning and preparing meals
  • Enjoy your food
    • Culture and food traditions can be a part of healthy eating
  • Eat meals with others

For professional resources, a recipe e-book, and more, visit nutritionmonth2020.ca.

Nutrition Connections is an official Nutrition Month ambassador