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Food and Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is an important way to stay healthy and reduce your risk of chronic disease.1 Most Canadians do not eat enough vegetables and fruit.1 Many Canadians eat almost one-quarter of their energy from foods that fall outside the four food groups from Canada’s Food Guide.1 Your health is shaped by the places you live, work, learn and play. Being involved in your community and speaking out for healthy changes can make a difference in your health and the overall health of your community.


Important Notice

As of March 31, 2018, the EatRight Ontario telephone and email services provided by Registered Dietitians are no longer available. In addition, the EatRight Ontario website (www.eatrightontario.ca) is no longer active. On April 2, 2018, Dietitians of Canada launched a new national website UnlockFood.ca, to provide credible nutrition information and advice to Canadians.

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Questions

Speak to a Registered Dietitian by calling Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or visit www.unlockfood.ca

  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday to Friday
 

Healthy Lifestyles

In addition to enjoying healthy eating, a healthy lifestyle includes:


Changes to online and telephone access to free Registered Dietitians services in Ontario.

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has decided to consolidate its telephone counselling and support services, and is no longer providing funding to Dietitians of Canada to operate the EatRight Ontario service.

As of March 31, 2018, the EatRight Ontario telephone and email services provided by Registered Dietitians are no longer available. In addition, the EatRight Ontario website (www.eatrightontario.ca) is no longer active.

For nutrition and healthy eating questions, you can now speak to a Registered Dietitian by calling Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. The phone number is toll-free and services are available in over 100 languages.

On April 2, 2018, Dietitians of Canada launched a new national website UnlockFood.ca, to provide credible nutrition information and advice to Canadians. The site features content written by Registered Dietitians, on a variety of topics such as: food and healthy eating, recipes, menu plans, videos, and interactive healthy eating tools. Visit www.unlockfood.ca to learn more.


 
Date of creation: February 12, 2013
Last modified on: May 14, 2018

References

1Garriguet, D. (2007). Canadians' Eating Habits. Health Reports. 18(2), 17-32.