March is national Nutrition Month in Canada, and this year the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is launching a free 6-week online challenge to help the community build healthy eating habits.
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The YTC is a six-week cooking program for students in grades 4 to 12. It’s a fun way for youth to gain valuable skills and learn how to cook healthy meals and snacks for themselves and their families. YTC can run in schools, community agencies, or camps.
Join us to share food, ideas, and learn more about the food policy council. You will learn about why a food policy council is needed in our community, and have the opportunity to ask questions and provide idea's on how to make our food system more sustainable.
Increasingly we are seeing changes that show us just how vulnerable our local food system is. No one organization or community group can make a difference alone. The Food Policy Council will allow all sectors and individual community members to communicate and work-together towards meaningful change.
As of January 1, 2017, all food-service businesses with 20 or more locations in Ontario must post the number of calories for the food and drink items on their menus or on display. This is required by the Ontario Government as part of the Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015.
Many Windsor-Essex County residents spend a lot of time at work most days; therefore, creating a healthy workplace environment is critical when it comes to promoting and supporting healthy eating behaviours.
Vegetables and fruit are an important part of a healthy diet for toddlers and preschoolers. They provide vitamins, minerals, and fibre that are necessary for growth, development and overall health of the child.
Take Charge is helping WEC children to eat healthy during sporting events and day camp activities! Physical activity and healthy eating are keys to good health especially as children grow up and become adults. Unfortunately, salty and sugary snacks have become widely available in our community, and are often offered to children during sporting events and day camp activities.
This health status report on Active Living and Healthy Eating in Windsor and Essex County was prepared by the Health Unit with the goal of describing local statistics, emerging trends, and at-risk populations as it relates to active living, healthy eating, and healthy weights within Windsor-Essex County.
Take Charge is helping Windsor-Essex County residents eat healthy at local recreation centres!