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Eat Well

Eating well means eating a variety of foods to feel good, have more energy, maintain your health and improve your mood.  Eating well along with being active can lower your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some cancers and help you reach – and maintain – a healthy weight.  Eat well for your mind and your body.

Learn about healthy eating for you and your family and start making healthier choices today! 

EatRight Ontario has healthy eating articles, videos, recipes and interactive tools to help you with menu planning and portion sizes and setting goals.

Healthy Canadians has tips for healthy eating and food safety, nutrition for different ages and stages, various nutrients and nutrition programs.

Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide will 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.

Find a Registered Dietitian

Dietitians of Canada – Find a Dietitian

EatRight Ontario - Contact Us

 

Public Health Dietitians

Public health dietitians provide information and support healthy eating programs in the community. To get involved in any of the healthy eating programs listed contact us at 1-877-721-7520.

 

Dietitians in Hospitals

Contact your local hospital and inquire about the services of a Registered Dietitian.

 

Eating Disorder Services

The North Simcoe Healthline services Muskoka District, Midland, Penetanguishene & Area, Orillia & Area, Collingwood & Area and Barrie & Area. Check out the services available to North Simcoe Muskoka residents.

The Central Healthline services South Simcoe as well as York Region, North York, Etobicoke and York-Toronto. Check out the services available to South Simcoe residents through the Central Healthline.For more information on eating disorders visit National Eating Disorder Information Centre.

 

Family Health Teams

Family Health Teams are being opened throughout Ontario to provide improved access to healthcare services. A team of health professionals, including Registered Dietitians are available at the six LHIN: North Simcoe Muskoka Family Health Teams and the Alliston Family Health Team (in LHIN Central). Contact your doctor to find out if the services of a Registered Dietitian are available through their practice.

Visit the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website for more information about Family Health Teams.

 

Community Care Access Centre

Clients receiving homecare may qualify for services from a dietitian at the North Simcoe Muskoka Community Care Access Centre or Central Community Care Access Centre.

 

Diabetes Education Program

Visit Canadian Diabetes Association to find a diabetes education program near you.

 

Grocery Store Dietitians

Some grocery store and supermarket chains employ Registered Dietitians as a service to the community. In Simcoe Muskoka, these services are offered at local Zehrs and Loblaws stores. Grocery store Registered Dietitians offer a variety of services, including:
  • Grocery store tours – Hands-on nutrition education throughout the store to identify healthier products for your specific needs. These can be customized for individuals and groups. Topics include: healthy eating for diabetes, family nutrition tips and ideas, and weight management.
  • School field trips – tailored to curriculum requirements for students in grade K-6.
  • Personalized nutrition check-ups – One-on-one counseling based on individual needs.
  • Healthy cooking classes
  • Nutrition Q & A –opportunity to ask questions or receive recommendations about products in-person, by phone, or over email.
To find out when your in-store dietitian is available, visit the pharmacy or customer service in your Loblaws or Zehrs store. Schedules are also available online or you can contact your in-store dietitian directly:

Loblaws

Zehrs Markets

 

For School Field Trips

Visit The Field Trip Factory or call 855-383-0900.

Community Programs

Community Connection 211 – Simcoe County

Community Connection 211 – District of Muskoka

Have a Question??

Call EatRight Ontario

Speak directly to a Registered Dietitian to get answers to your nutrition and healthy eating questions. This service is free to everybody who lives in Ontario. Call toll-free:  1-877-510-5102

Contact Health Connection

For more information on health and well-being for you your family, call 1-705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, by email, or connect with us wherever you are on Facebook or Twitter.


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