Dietitians Top 10 List for a Healthier You...What You Need to Know...



    OTTAWA, Feb. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - March is National Nutrition Month(R). As
the organization bringing you National Nutrition Month(R), this year
Dietitians of Canada shines the spotlight on food and nutrition and offers
their Top 10 List for a Healthier You. It's what Canadians need to know to
take action to eating healthier, being more active and feeling great.
    Confused about what is a healthy weight for you? what is a portion size?
how to read the Nutrition Facts panel on packaged food to make the best
choice? or, which vegetables and fruits have the most antioxidants? The
Dietitians Top 10 List can guide you down the road to good health.
    "There's lots of advice in the market place and in the media about
nutrition and health," says Mary Sue Waisman, registered dietitian and
official spokesperson for DC's National Nutrition Month(R). "When it comes to
making wise food choices, get your advice from the most trusted source - a
registered dietitian," adds Waisman. "Dietitians across Canada have weighed
the evidence and identified 10 key steps to tune up Canadians' eating habits
and reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases," added Ms. Waisman.
"Take the Dietitians of Canada challenge for making 10 positive changes to
eating and activity habits - at home, at school, at work and at play."
    The goal this year is to help Canadians discover practical solutions to
eat well and live well. Throughout March, dietitians in your community will be
engaging people in healthy eating activities. Watch for grocery store tours to
help consumers decipher nutrition labels and dietitians hosting discussions
and providing presentations on how to help family members eat healthier.
    Make National Nutrition Month(R) the time to get on the right track with
healthy eating and active living. Start by making the Dietitians of Canada
website www.dietitians.ca/eatwell your 'go to' place for trusted nutrition
information and for fun and healthy eating ideas. Talk to a registered
dietitian and together develop a personal plan that meets your needs,
preferences and lifestyle. To find a registered dietitian in your area, visit
www.dietitians.ca/find.
    Dietitians of Canada's website offers a number of resources with
practical food solutions to help consumers make healthier food choices. At
www.dietitians.ca/eatwell, consumers can assess their food choices, based on
Canada's Food Guide, through the interactive tool EATracker. It provides
personalized feedback on the total intake of energy and essential nutrients
and compares this to what is recommended for age, gender and activity level.
Consumers can create a one-day menu with Let's Make a Meal! and analyze their
favourite recipes with the Recipe Analyzer.

    Dietitians of Canada represents and supports almost 6000 dietitians
across Canada and has lead the National Nutrition Month(R) Campaign for over
27 years.
    Dietitians of Canada acknowledges its food industry partners who help to
bring National Nutrition Month(R) messages to Canadians. This year's sponsors
are: Eurest - Chartwells - Morrison members of Compass Group Canada, Dairy
Farmers of Canada and General Mills Canada Corporation.




For further information:

For further information: on Dietitians of Canada's National Nutrition
Month(R): Dietitians of Canada: Mary Sue Waisman, MSc, RD, (902) 576-5025;
Caroline Dubeau, MSc, RD, (905) 787-0426; For all media inquiries contact ARC
and CO. - National Nutrition Month(R)'s Media Relations Agency: Ann Viau,
(613) 851-1656, viau@arcandco.com; Helene Ouellet, (613) 850-5062,
ouellet@arcandco.com

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