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It’s Nutrition Month!!!

Posted on March 4, 2013

March is Nutrition Month! Best Food Forward: Plan, Shop, Cook, Enjoy!

Healthy eating begins at the grocery store. It’s where most consumers purchase much of their food. Yet this is also where they are faced with a multitude of choices. This year’s Nutrition Month Campaign– Best Food Forward: Plan Shop Cook Enjoy! – is dedicated to serving up practical advice on navigating the grocery store from dietitians, the food and nutrition experts.

Check out our Nutrition Month Challenge at Canada Game’s Centre. Each week, there will be a nutrition theme with corresponding daily tips to incorporate into your lifestyle. Don’t worry if you’re not a member, all of the information will be available here! Stay tuned!

This week’s theme is Breakfast!

Share your favourite breakfast meal with us and be entered to WIN!!!

  • “Break-the-Fast!” Fire up your metabolism by eating within 1hr of waking!
  • Aim to include a source of protein at breakfast- hard-boiled egg, nut butter, sliced almonds or add a scoop of protein powder, silken tofu or skim milk powder to your smoothies!
  • Not a breakfast eater? Something is better than nothing! Start with a piece of fruit and build up from there! Your body will retrain itself to eat in the mornings.
  • Check your cereal boxes! Choose cereals that are high in fibre and low in sugar! Aim for >4g fibre and <8g sugar.
  • Add some flavour to your plain oatmeal with cinnamon, fresh or dried fruits, unsweetened coconut, chia, hemp hearts, flax or even a spoonful of nut butter- yum!
  • Looking for a high protein, wholegrain alternative? Try quinoa (hot) in the mornings instead of your oatmeal!
  • Meals should include at least 3 of the 4 Food Groups! How many does your breakfast contain?

 

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