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Healthy Eating

Treats can be tricky
October 30, 2015
Halloween is a great opportunity for adults to model healthy behaviours and to talk to kids about healthy eating, cleaning teeth and staying safe in our neighbourhoods.

Rein in your sweet tooth
October 23, 2015
The store aisles are stocked with candy and if you have a sweet tooth, you might have trouble resisting.

Lunch bag blues
September 04, 2015
Children and youth need fuel to learn and healthy foods contribute to their ability to focus and absorb all day long.

Time for a kitchen makeover
August 28, 2015
Consider switching things up in your kitchen to prompt you to make healthy food choices.

Liquid candy consumption
July 17, 2015
A growing body of research is shedding light on the contribution of sugary drinks to global health problems.

Feed your supply of willpower
April 24, 2015
Willpower gets used up over the course of the day every time you exercise self-control or resist a temptation

Swap your sip
March 27, 2015
Just because peach slushies, pop and pudding all count towards your daily fluid intake, doesn't mean that they are healthy choices.

Travel tips for your belly
March 20, 2015
It is tough to eat well on business trips. The fat, calories and sodium can add up quickly.

Eat smart, meet smart
March 13, 2015
The Eat Smart, Meet Smart guidelines provide great tips for how to plan and host healthy meetings, events and conferences.

Healthy eating 9 to 5
March 06, 2015
Workday challenges can make it difficult to eat well.

Down with sugar
February 27, 2015
Too many of us eat too much sugar, and it's having a big impact on our health.

Law of least effort
February 13, 2015
Making an activity just a little more difficult (like putting snack food six feet from our desk) leads to doing it less often.

Eating Mediterranean style
January 23, 2015
Recent findings suggest that the Mediterranean diet is pretty good when it comes to healthy eating.

Meatless Mondays
January 09, 2015
You don't have to be a vegan or vegetarian to eat less meat.

Mindful eating
November 14, 2014
Mindful eating can help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and get more satisfaction from the food you eat.

Halloween -- trick or treat?
October 31, 2014
You might find that the trickiest part of Halloween is dealing with all the candy that your child will bring home tonight.

Meal time = family time
September 05, 2014
Eating meals together is an important way of staying in touch with the people who matter most to you.

Mid-day energy boosters
August 08, 2014
Here are a couple of strategies to help level out energy levels throughout the day.

Food Rules of Thumb
June 13, 2014
It can be hard to remember how big, or small, a serving size is.

Nuts make the news
May 23, 2014
People who eat nuts every day live longer and are healthier than people who don't eat nuts.

Wellness Plan sets direction
April 25, 2014
On the path together: Wellness Plan for Yukon's Children and Families sets out three paths to improve child and youth well-being.

Besting buffets
April 18, 2014
Self-served portions and the sheer variety of choices make it easy to over-eat when food is served buffet style.

Plan to save money
March 28, 2014
Eating healthier doesn't have to be more expensive but it does require careful planning.

Cooking convenience
March 14, 2014
There are a few ways to save time and make home cooking more convenient.

Simply cook and enjoy
March 07, 2014
March is Nutrition Month. The theme this year is Simply cook and enjoy!

Soup swap
January 31, 2014
Enlist your friends in a soup swap and fill your freezer with healthy lunches.

Sip it or skip it?
December 13, 2013
The holidays are approaching, and there will be many opportunities to eat and drink more than we usually do.

The latest on salt and BP
November 22, 2013
You hear a lot of talk these days about how Canadians are consuming too much sodium

Sweet talk
November 08, 2013
Eating too much sugar contributes to health problems and unhealthy weights.

Coffee calories
October 18, 2013
Remember when the only choices you had were regular or decaf? Life was simpler then, and it was easier to make healthy drink choices.

Creative salads
July 05, 2013
Summer is a great time to re-balance our diets ...

Eat a rainbow ... every day
June 14, 2013
Eating fruits and vegetables from all colour groups helps you get all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your body needs.

Keen on quinoa
April 26, 2013
Quinoa is the edible seeds from a plant which originated in the Andes Mountains, and can be used in place of rice.

Vary the veggies
March 15, 2013
Sometimes eating more vegetables is easier said than done. A good strategy is to experiment with new, unfamiliar vegetables to add both colour and variety to your meals.

Full of fiber?
March 08, 2013
Most Canadians need to eat more fiber. Why? Fiber keeps us regular -- it helps prevent constipation and can help relieve diarrhea.

Cut back on sugar-sweetened beverages
February 22, 2013
Sugar (also called fructose, sucrose, glucose) is added to many drinks on the market today...

Breakfast of champions
February 08, 2013
Many of us start the day with a bowl of cold cereal -- it's easy, quick and we hope, healthy.

Fresh, frozen or canned?
January 25, 2013
True or false? Fresh fruits and vegetables are better for us than canned or frozen. False.

The new fast foods
November 23, 2012
Grabbing a bag of chips or a handful of cookies from the shelf is easy and convenient when you want a snack.

Get the “skinny” on dieting
November 09, 2012
Just about any of the popular diets will help you lose weight….in the short term.

Halloween is sticky business
October 26, 2012
Halloween is just around the corner. That might have you wondering about how to deal with all the candy that your child will bring home next week.

Don’t mix TV and food
October 19, 2012
Eating while watching television can influence the foods that we choose and how much we eat.

Be kind to your co-workers
October 05, 2012
Offering or sharing food is a common way of connecting with others.

Sleep well, eat less
September 28, 2012
There are lots of good reasons to get a good 7-9 hours of sleep each night.

Share the Art of Cooking
September 14, 2012
Cooking with your children is a great way for you to connect as a family and share your traditions related to food.

Eat breakfast to manage your weight
August 31, 2012
Kick-start your day with breakfast!

Fight portion distortion
August 17, 2012
Serving sizes of everything from bagels to burgers, and pop to popcorn have gone up dramatically over the last few decades.

Eat healthier 3 habits at a time
July 27, 2012
You’ll have more success if you only take on 3 small changes at a time.