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March is Nutrition Month - "So Much More Than Food"



Healthy eating is the cornerstone of managing diabetes, yet, we can get lost in all the nutrition information floating around on social media, print publications or the evening news.  Try to let go of the trendy diets and find your own “healthy”.  It may come from your ancestral roots and culture, what you have learned from your family and experiences growing up, or what you have learned from your own journey in managing your health.  There is no such thing as one ‘ideal’ way of eating for everyone.  Collaborate with your health care team and dietitian to develop a healthy eating pattern that works for you. 


Find healthy eating resources on topics that include Diabetes:


Dietitians of Canada: www.unlockfood.ca

Diabetes Canada: www.diabetes.ca/nutrition---fitness/meal-planning

Weight Neutral for Diabetes Care: wn4dc.com/

Would you like to attend a free workshop to help you better understand your relationship with food?  Consider signing up for Craving Change™, which offers free workshops in the region of Waterloo Wellington.  




Looking for inspiration? Download Cookspiration free at www.cookspiration.com and get recipe ideas based on what you feel like eating. It is available for both iPhone and iPad. Each recipe has the nutrition information as well as diabetes food choice values.



Just want to keep up with the current healthy eating trends? To keep track of your eating and your fitness, you may find the app, My Fitness Pal helpful. It will provide nutrient analysis of your daily food intake, recipe analysis, and tools to record your activity and goals.



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