March 01, 2017
Take the Fight out of Food!
Oxford County Public Health encourages residents to take steps to make mealtimes enjoyable
Sitting down for breakfast, lunch or dinner should be an enjoyable experience. But, for many individuals and families, choosing what foods to eat can seem more like a struggle. March is Nutrition Month and Oxford County Public Health wants to help residents take the fight out of food – whether it’s special dietary needs, managing nutrition as it relates to a disease or illness, or just plain-old picky eaters!
With so much nutrition information accessible at your fingertips, it can be difficult to know what information to trust. When making dietary changes in an effort to improve struggles with food, Oxford County Public Health’s dietitians suggest keeping in mind the following tips:
- Identify what is causing your struggles or frustration with food
- Seek credible sources of nutrition information to help solve the problem, like eatrightontario.ca
- Speak with a registered dietitian to help put your plan into action
Many residents do not realize consulting with a dietitian is a free service available in the community. In Oxford County, dietitians are available in select grocery stores, health centres, and hospitals. A listing can be found at www.oxfordcounty.ca/nutrition along with other program and service information.
This Nutrition Month also marks the eighth annual Dietitians Day on March 15, 2017. The day is meant to spotlight registered dietitians and their specialized knowledge in food and nutrition that help to improve the health of residents.
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About Oxford County
Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 114,000 people across eight municipalities that are “growing stronger together” through a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government incorporated as the County of Oxford. Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to becoming a zero waste community and achieving 100% renewable energy by 2050. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that serves as a springboard for some of the sustainable industries that are steadily diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.
Jenn Austin | Strategic Communication & Engagement
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