March is National Nutrition Month

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — March 7, 2024

March is Nutrition Month! The link between food and good health cannot be underestimated. Registered dietitians play a vital role in nutrition guidance that supports the unique needs of NWT residents.

Eating a variety of healthy food each day helps to prevent illness, manage weight, and promote overall well being.

This Nutrition Month, practice healthy eating by:

  • Planning meals: Being prepared makes healthy eating easier.
  • Cooking and eating together: Getting together to cook and eat helps to nurture healthy eating habits that last a lifetime. 
  • Shopping wisely: Unhealthy drinks and foods can cost more than you think. Make a shopping list to help you stay focused on buying vegetables (frozen, dried, canned, or fresh), whole grains, dried beans and lentils and lean meats and fish.
  • Eating locally: Learn to harvest and prepare local wild game meats, birds, or fish. Try gardening this year to bring more vegetables to your table.

For more information on healthy eating and cooking, visit Food and Nutrition

 

For media requests, please contact:

Andrew Wind

Manager, Communications  

Department of Health and Social Services

Government of the Northwest Territories

Andrew_Wind@gov.nt.ca

(867) 767-9052 ext. 49037