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Keep yourself healthy:

Eat Healthy

Eating healthy is an important part of keeping yourself healthy. Healthy eating can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Handy Tips!

Eating Healthy tips

  • Enjoy a variety of foods
  • Chooses whole grain and enriched products
  • Choose dark green and orange vegetables and fruit more often
  • Choose lower fat milk products
  • Choose leaner meat, poultry, fish and alternates


More Information

Looking for more information?

  • Check out the Healthy Eating section of the Calgary Health Region's Your Health Web site.
  • Contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT and Nunavut at 1-888-473-4636 (toll free) or 781-7137 (Calgary Office) for their consumer education materials (publications, pamphlets, brochures, fact sheets, posters and videos).
  • Find out more about the Gylcemic Index. Everyone seems to be talking about the Glycemic Index or 'GI' as the latest healthy eating trend. Read the Canadian Health Network Healthlink Sep/04 newsletter for details.
  • Download a copy of "Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating" from Health Canada's Web site or obtain print copies of these and additional healthy eating resources locally from Nutrition and Active Living, Healthy Communities, Calgary Health Region. To order call (403) 943-8127.
  • Take a "Health Check". Take part in the Heart and Stroke Foundations' Health Check Program. It's a program that will help you make wise food choices for everyone in your family over the age of four.
  • Visit, a dedicated Web site to help inform consumers how to read and apply the nutrition information on packaged foods.
  • Enjoy "Let's Make a Meal!", a new fun, interactive menu planner being launched by the Canadian Health Network (CHN) and Dietitians of Canada (DC).
  • Improve your food choices, activity patterns and more by visiting Eat Well, Live Well™- Make Nutrition Come Alive, a very comprehensive Web site from Dietitians of Canada. Get personalized feedback, fun activities, factsheets, FAQs and recipes to help you achieve your healthy living goals.
  • Tap into some nutrition resources at the Dietitians of Canada Web site - a variety of resources for both consumers and professionals.
  • Check out the 5 to 10 a day Web site for practical fun ways to increase your fruit and vegetable intake.
  • Find out about the Nutrient Value of Some Common Foods through Health Canada's Nutrition Research Division.
  • Have some fun with Freggie Tales: a Web site on nutrition for children from the Canadian produce industry promoting awareness of fruit and vegetable consumption.
  • Bake some good for you cookies - try this yummy barley cookie recipe from Alberta Barley


Check out these Programs

Programs and Services in the Calgary Area

  • Heart Healthy Eating Class
    Attend a Heart Healthy Eating class offered by the outpatient dietitians at the Peter Lougheed Centre and the Rockyview Hospital. The class is designed for people with heart disease and/or elevated blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Call (403) 943-2673 to register or (403) 943-2665 for more information.
  • Talk to Your Health Professional
    Talk to your doctor or dietitian and work with them to assess your diet and develop a healthy eating plan.
    Don't have a Family Doctor?
    If you don't have a family doctor, call 403-943-LINK (5465) or check out the online list of Doctors who are accepting new patients in the Calgary Health Region
  • Calgary Health Link
    Call the Health Link at (403) 943-LINK (5465) for information and resources on healthy eating and for a listing of how to access Registered Dietitians in the Calgary area.
  • Locate Community Health Resources in the Calgary Region
    Visit They provide a directory of community, health and social services in the Calgary Region. Once at the Web site, enter nutrition into the search area. The City of Calgary Information Centre at (403) 268-4636 (INFO) can also provide you this information.
  • Find A Nutrition Professional
    How can you ensure that you are getting quality nutrition advice? By consulting a qualified dietitian! This web-site profiles the profession of dietetics and nutrition and how to get in touch with a qualified nutrition professional
  • Check with your workplace Employee Assistance Program
    Check with your workplace Employee Assistance Program to see if they offer nutrition counselling.


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Last updated: Апрель 22, 2016

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