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Healthy Eating

Balanced eating gives us the energy and nutrients we need to grow, work, learn, play, and be healthy. The subject of food includes many different topics like food and nutrition, food skills, and what influences our decisions about food. Visit the different healthy eating webpages on the right side of this page to learn more about food and nutrition for yourself, your family, and those around you.

To find a registered dietitian in your community, visit our Registered Dietitian Services Directory.

Each year, the Health Unit conducts the Nutritious Food Basket costing to bring awareness to the issue of food insecurity in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark counties. Food insecurity means not having enough money to buy food. The Food Insecurity in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark infographic compares the cost of food with the cost of rent and other living expenses. It shows that those with low income do not have enough money to buy food, and the increasing cost of food and living is only making this problem worse. Check out the 2023 Report – Addressing Food Insecurity in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark to learn more about the problem of food insecurity and income-based solution. 

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.

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