By | February 17th, 2016 | Comments Off on Nutrition

For nutrition information and advice check out the detailed information at HealthLink BC,  or call call 8-1-1 toll-free in B.C to speak to a registered dietitian. Translation services are available in over 130 languages upon request for callers.

You will find information on recommended diets at all ages and for many conditions. There is also information on iron in food, calcium and vitamin D

If you need more in-depth counseling, referrals are provided to hospital outpatient dietitians, community nutritionists or other services. Speak to your doctor about your questions and concerns and we can help to direct you to the correct resources.

For information on losing weight see here

Nutrition Links:

An excellent website on nutrition is The Nutrition Source, a website maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.

The Harvard Healthy Eating Pyramid

Dietitians of nutrition resource centre (tips, frequently asked questions and fact sheets)

A food tracker developed by the dietitians of Canada:

HealthyFamilies BC helps British Columbians to better manage their own health and reduce chronic disease by focusing on four key areas: healthy eating, healthy lifestyles, resources for parents, and fostering healthy communities.
Canada Food Inspection Agency (under Food, select information for consumers) for information on food safety and food recalls
Canadian Celiac Association provides resources for people who need to eat gluten-free.