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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Busting Nutrition Myths!

Nutrition Facts vs Nutrition Fiction!

- Separating Nutrition Fact From Fiction Helps Local Residents Get the Real Deal On Their Meals -
Fact or Fiction?
Avoid carbs. Take a multi-vitamin. Detox your body. Use sea salt because it is healthier for you.

Nutrition misinformation is everywhere, and like never before, it can be easily be accessed on the Internet, social media sites, television and magazines. This situation can make healthy eating a challenge for local residents, and it is why during Nutrition Month in March, Registered Dietitians with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit want to help people separate food ffact from fiction.

“The number of myths related to food and healthy eating is frustrating, and it is important that people know where to go for the most reliable sources of information,” says Elsie Azevedo, a Registered Dietitian with the HKPR District Health Unit.

For specific healthy eating questions, Registered Dietitians are excellent sources of information. Registered Dietitians are trained to advise on diet, food and nutrition, and are regulated by the College of Dietitians of Ontario, Azevedo notes. To speak to a Registered Dietitian, local residents are encouraged to contact the Health Unit (1-866-888-4577 or www.hkpr.on.ca) or get in touch with EatRight Ontario (1-877-510-5102 or www.eatrightontario.ca).

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