Healthy Eating and Nutrition

Healthy eating and nutrition programs and counselling are led by Bridges CHC's Registered Dietitian. Programs are designed to support and improve:

  • awareness of healthy, well-balanced eating

  • label reading and meal planning 

  • and food skills to prepare quick, tasty, low-cost meals.

Nutrition counselling is available to clients of Bridges CHC to learn more about Canada's food guide, your relationship with food and the potential of food to improve your mental and physical health. ​

Helpful resources during COVID-19:

  • Find information on how to meal plan, grocery shop, handle fruit and vegetables safely, store produce properly or involve kids more in the kitchen. Visit Half Your Plate here. 

  • Watch these videos from Health Canada for tips and ideas on how to balance your plate, enjoy!

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Apples

Featured Recipe:
Baked Apple Oatmeal


Look for Ontario apples at grocery stores and farmers markets. Consider leaving a few apples in a fruit bowl on the counter as a reminder to eat them. Keep the rest of the apples in the refrigerator crisper in a loose plastic bag. The cold, humid storage ensures that apples stay crisp and juicy. When stored at room temperature, they soften 10 times faster. Apples are a good source of fibre - a medium apple provides you with 4g of fibre. 

 

Try this warm Baked Apple Oatmeal as the weather cools, find the full recipe here.

Archived Recipes:
Mediterranean Summer Bowl

Find the recipe here.

Butternut Squash Chili or Tacos
Find the recipe here.