Unlock the potential of food this Nutrition Month

Every year in Canada, March is Nutrition Month and aims to raise awareness about the importance of healthy eating while promoting meaningful nutrition conversations amongst Canadians. This year’s campaign theme, "Unlock the Potential of Food, " aims to inform Canadians of the benefits of good nutrition and healthy eating.

It’s no secret that a well-balanced diet is important to our health and well-being, especially as we age. Proper nutrition helps maintain strength, mobility and good quality of life. But making better choices about what we eat can be hard since we are constantly bombarded by new and often conflicting information. It is important to seek out evidence-based advice.

When discussing nutrition, we must also consider more than just the food we eat. Nutritional strategies include diets, nutritional counselling, oral nutritional supplements, or any combination. Several nutritional strategies—including nutritional counselling, supplements, and dietary changes—can help those with different body types improve their body composition. Furthermore, combining multiple strategies may provide greater benefits than using one.

To learn more about nutrition's role in helping us age optimally, what the evidence says about popular diets and more, read our resources below.

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DISCLAIMER: Many of our Blog Posts were written before the COVID-19 pandemic and thus do not necessarily reflect the latest public health recommendations. While the content of these blogs identify activities that support optimal aging, it is important to defer to the most current public health recommendations such as social distancing and frequent hand washing. Some of the activities suggested within these blogs may need to be modified or avoided altogether to comply with current social distancing recommendations. To view the latest updates from the Public Health Agency of Canada, please visit their website