Volume 90, Issue 89

Thursday, March 13, 1997



Food for thought

Alyssa Newman, a fourth-year science student majoring in nutrition, discusses health issues revolving around diet. Any questions can be sent to gazed@julian.uwo.ca.

Hey everyone! I bet you didn't know this month is National Nutrition Month. The theme this year is "All Foods Can Fit."

Throughout the month of March there are several key messages:

1. All foods can fit. There are no good or bad foods. 2. Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating can be used to guide you in establishing eating patterns through making wise food choices. 3. Variety is recommended and eating many foods prepared in different ways is encouraged. 4. To help make healthy eating choices moderation is the key. 5. Healthy eating, active living and positive self-esteem are the keys to looking good and feeling good. 6. Dietitians can be reliable sources for information and nutrition advise.

This year an interactive website has been created and, this month, only a Nutrition Month home page is available on the Internet for all you computer lovers. Starting March 1, 1997, you will be able to find information in French and English by accessing the website at www.dietitians.ca/eatwell. This user-friendly home page offers relevant nutrition information and interactive activities.

There are a variety of ways you can obtain information about nutrition and healthy eating right here on main campus. Student Health Services has a nutrition team to provide nutrition information for students who are interested. Look for them this month in the University Community Centre's CentreSpot, where they will be providing information for National Nutrition Month and healthy eating.

To Contact The News Department: gaznews@julian.uwo.ca

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