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Food and Nutrition


For You

For You

Your health is shaped by the places you live, work, learn and play.  At Simcoe Muskoka District Health unit, we use a health equity approach that focuses on planning, advocacy and strategies to: 

  • Create system changes that help make nutritious food more accessible for all.
  • Help to develop food-related policies to prevent chronic disease and promote wellness.
  • Build nutrition and food literacy awareness, knowledge and skills. 

For You 

Learn about food and nutrition for you and your family and start making healthier choices today! has articles, videos, recipes and interactive tools to help you with menu planning and nutrition questions.

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

Canada’s Food Guide can show you what balance of foods can protect our health and provides other tips for healthy eating.

Cookspiration includes recipe ideas to suit your mood and schedule, and a meal planning tool.

Dietitians of CanadaFind a Dietitian

Unlockfood.caContact Us  

Public Health Dietitians

Public health dietitians provide information and support food and nutrition in the community.  To contact us call 1-877-721-7520 or visit our Health Connection webpage.  

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

Check out other free, or OHIP covered, eating disorder services include: Changes Create Change and Body Brave.

Family Health Teams

Family Health Teams are available throughout Ontario to provide access to healthcare services and a team of health professionals, including Registered Dietitians. Contact your doctor to find out if their practice is part of a Family Health Team, and if the services of a Registered Dietitian are available.

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

Community Health Centres

Community Health Centres provide primary care, health promotion, education and illness prevention services using a community development approach. A variety of health care professionals, including Registered Dietitians, work at Community Health Centres.

Find out if there is a Community Health Centre near you. 

Home and Community Care Support Services

Clients receiving homecare may qualify for services from a dietitian at the Home and Community Care.  

Diabetes Education Program

Find a diabetes education program near you. Diabetes education programs offer individual and group education and support to individuals and families who are living with diabetes. These services are offered at no-cost to the public. Your family physician or Nurse Practitioner can provide a referral, or you can refer yourself if you do not have a primary care provider.

Private Practice Registered Dietitians
You can search for other Registered Dietitians working in our region using the Find a Dietitian feature on the Dietitians of Canada website. The services of Registered Dietitians is often covered through private, employer benefit programs – check with your benefit provider to see what you are eligible for.

Community Programs
Community Connection 211 – Simcoe County
Community Connection 211 – District of Muskoka 

Have a Question??
Call 811 or Visit online at Health811

Call or online chat directly with 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 by dialing 811.
Contact Health Connection
For more information on health and well-being for you and 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 X.

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