Photo courtesy of Les McCracken,
Chatham Camera Club
The Public Health Unit
The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit provides a variety of programs on healthy eating, healthy weights, and meeting nutritional needs for all ages. information on the EatRight Ontario contact centre, where you can speak to a Registered Dietician.
Registered dietitians are available by request for the following topics:
- Healthy eating
- Healthy weights
- Picky Eating
- Label reading
- Menu Planning
- Fuel for Fun
Canada's Food Guide can help you and your family know how much food you need, what types of foods are better for you, and the importance of physical activity in your day.
Having the amount and type of food recommended and following the tips included in Canada's Food Guide will help:
- Meet your needs for vitamins, minerals and other nutrients
- Reduce your risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer and osteoporosis
- Contribute to your overall health and vitality
Canada's Food Guide has also been translated into over ten different languages.
Eat Well Central by the Government of Canada is also a great website for individuals and families who would like to learn more about food and nutrition in a quick, interesting and informative way.
Consult the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Chatham-Kent website to view a map of local Chatham-Kent fruit and vegetable farms, and access a seasonal produce chart for Chatham-Kent.