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Taking the fight out of food


Nutrition experts around Prince Albert are looking to put an end to bad advice.

With March signaling the beginning of Nutrition Awareness Month across Canada, local dietary experts are trying to get residents to think twice about where they get their nutrition information.

“Food and nutrition can be confusing,” said Cathryn Abrametz, a public health nutritionist with the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region. “Sometimes it’s a struggle for Canadians to know what to eat, especially when the taste, nutrition, cost and convenience of food are all important factors.”

As part of nutrition month, Abrametz and other food experts are getting involved in “Take the Fight Out of Food,” a national campaign to help end any frustration and confusion.

Abrametz said studies show 49 per cent of all Canadians get their food and nutrition information from the Internet, social media or blogs. However, that advice is creating confusion instead of clarity.

For the rest of this story, please see the March 9 online or print edition of the Daily Herald.


Nutrition tips

  • Eat a meal without distractions (TV, phone, computer, etc.)
  • Eat a meal together with your family or friends
  • Let kids help prepare meals and snacks
  • Try food you have never eaten before
  • Eat food grown in Saskatchewan
  • Try flavours from around the world