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Food and Nutrition in Windsor and Essex County

Food is fuel, providing energy and nutrients for everyone. It is also an important part of every culture and identity, bringing people together and fostering a sense of belonging.

It can positively impact mental health, and has a role in preventing and treating some diseases. Here are some tips: 

  • Nourish your body with a variety of foods every day.
  • Eat in a way that is enjoyable to you.
  • Notice when you are hungry and when you are full.
  • Use meal planning strategies to help you cook more often and minimize food waste.
  • Use food labels to help you compare and choose products so you can make an informed choice that support your unique needs.
  • Be aware of food and diet marketing that can influence food choices.
  • Our patterns of eating over time are more important than any one meal or snack.