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Healthy Eating

Healthy balanced eating gives us the energy and nutrients we need to grow, work, learn, play and be healthy. Look for opportunities to enjoy preparing food and eating with others. Check out our Healthy Eating fact sheet.

Food insecurity means not having enough money to buy healthy food. To learn more see our food insecurity infographic and visit our Health Equity pages. If you or someone you know needs help getting food see the foodcoreLGL’s food calendars for hot meal programs, get information about food banks, and learn about many different food-related programs in foodcoreLGL’s Food Inventory.

The subject of food includes many different topics like food and nutrition, food skills and what influences our decisions about food. These topics, along with having confidence and being able to access healthy food, make up food literacy. Visit our Choosing Healthy Food tab for helpful tips.

Trusted Healthy Eating Information

Registered Dietitians give credible information and encourage healthy food choices that promote health and prevent chronic disease. When speaking with a health care professional about nutrition, it is helpful to know what their credentials are.

Did you know there is a difference between a Registered Dietitian and a nutritionist?

Watch this video to find out more.

For tips on finding credible information on healthy eating:

Registered Dietitians at the Health Unit

Registered Dietitians at the Health Unit are resources for the public, health professionals and community partners. They work with schools, community organizations, parent groups, health professionals and families to help make healthy eating possible for all residents. The Health Unit Registered Dietitians can:

  • Partner with community organizations to create supportive nutrition environments
  • Develop nutrition education resources on various topics
  • Provide in-service education for healthcare professionals and community partners on current nutrition issues
  • Link residents and health care providers to community resources

To reach the Health Unit Registered Dietitians email healthyeating@healthunit.org or call 1-800-660-5853.

Find a Registered Dietitian in Your Community

If you are looking for nutrition counselling on a specific health condition and would like to speak with a Registered Dietitian:

  • In Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, consult our Registered Dietitian Services Directory.
  • If you live in Ontario, you can call Telehealth Ontario at no cost at 1-866-797-0000, Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm.

For more information on Food Programs in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, visit foodcoreLGL’s Food Inventory.

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