Nutrition Month 2019 Unlock the Potential of Food

Welcome to Nutrition Month 2019: Unlock the Potential of Food

For the past 30 years, Dietitians of Canada has helped Canadians learn about healthy eating and better understand what dietitians do through their yearly nutrition celebrations. Over the next month, you’ll probably notice a lot more messages from Canadian dietitians on social media, tv and in the news. There will be new recipes, refreshed tips and tricks, personal stories of the work we do.

We’ll even have a day to celebrate the work dietitians do – so mark your calendar for Dietitians’ Day on March 20/19 and give a shout out to the dietitians in your life!


Learn about the 5 areas where food has potential

One of the first things I usually find myself saying to people is about how many different roles food has in our lives. Not just to support health and life, but there are strong social and emotional roles too. As part of this month’s celebration of the different roles food has, you will see information on how to Unlock the Potential to:

Fuel: Stay energized by planning nutritious snacks and meals into your day. Read more about how Food can help FUEL

Discover: Foster healthy eating habits in children by teaching them to shop and cook.

Prevent: Understand how food can help prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Read more about how Food can help PREVENT

Heal: Learn how food can promote healing and how dietitians work in many settings to make a difference. Read more about how Food can help HEAL

Bring us together: Enjoy the benefits of bringing families and friends together with food.

It’s a very exciting time in the world of nutrition and I see the need for a trusted source of information as being more important than ever. And not just this month, but through the whole year.

Over the next month I’ll also be posting more often as well – I hope you’ll follow along! Here are a few ways you can be part of the conversation:


Let the food fun begin! I can’t wait to hear what you have to think and what you find most useful.

Nutrition Month 2019 Starts Now