Keep yourself healthy:
Eating healthy is an important part of keeping yourself healthy. Healthy
eating can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
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
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
- 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
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 www.healthyeatingisinstore.ca,
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
- Tap into some nutrition
resources at the Dietitians
of Canada Web site - a variety of resources for both consumers and
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
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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