In case you missed it, March was Nutrition Month! This year marked the 40th anniversary of this important awareness event.
For this edition, dietitians chose the following theme: the “ingredients” we need to build a healthier future.
What does that mean?
Dietitians explored the key “ingredients” needed to change our food systems for a healthier tomorrow. These changes are necessary to improve our health not only today, but also for years to come. Nearly 6 out of 10 Canadians manage at least one chronic illness through their diets, according to the 2018 Tracking Nutrition Trends survey, and even more people are looking to improve their everyday health.
The dietitians involved in this study collaborated with family doctors, pharmacists, and nurses.
This theme is meant to inspire us to think about the actions required to strengthen our food systems to ensure sustainable food security and access to healthy food for both individuals and communities.
Have you heard about intuitive eating?
This is far from a new trend or fad diet.
It’s a “positive” approach to eating that encourages you to listen to your body and respect your hunger/fullness signals. Unlike strict and limiting diets, intuitive eating isn’t about weight loss, but rather self-acceptance and cultivating a positive body image. The goal is to increase self-esteem, adopt an optimistic attitude, and feel satisfied with your life and diet.