CFC has freshened-up the look of its patient resources! The new and more visually pleasing nutrition fact sheets still provide all of the important health and nutrition information to help Canadians lead a healthier lifestyle.
Although our fact sheets are most widely used by Canadian dietitians, they are a great tool that anyone can use. You can track your daily food intake by using our Weekly Food Journals, or learn how to maintain a healthy weight with factsheet #6 Managing Your Weigh. Here’s a brief summary of what each nutrition fact sheet contains.
Factsheet #1) Your Health is For Life: Putting It All Together
Diabetes and heart disease are hot topics today. Their prevention and treatment is in your hands. Learn about the right foods to choose for health and disease management.
Factsheet #2) Healthy Living for Women: It’s in Your Hands
Women know that the path to improving their health is not solely based upon medical treatment or the knowledge that they are disease-free. Looking for a holistic approach to optimize your health? Read these tips to jump start your exercise regime, eat right, sleep well, and manage stress.
Factsheet #3) Diabetes: Making the Right Food Choices
Are you confused about what approach to take for your own diabetes care and management? Diabetes is a lifelong, manageable disease. Medication, exercise and your food choices have a significant impact on your blood sugar control. If you are looking for ways to manage your health, try these steps along with consultations with a dietitian and your doctor.
Factsheet #4) Love That Healthy Heart
Your heart is the most functional organ in your body. Keeping your heart healthy should be a priority for all Canadians. Learn how to help reduce your cholesterol levels through diet and exercise.
Factsheet #5) Protect Your Health – Get Salt Savvy!
Sodium (salt contains sodium) is the ingredient responsible for increasing blood pressure. One-in-five Canadians has high blood pressure, which is a significant risk factor for stroke, heart attack and kidney disease. Keep your blood pressure in check by learning how to reduce your daily intake of sodium.
Factsheet #6) Managing Your Weight
If you are looking to shed some pounds to improve your health and feel great, get hyped to try these steps. Eating well and being active contribute to long-term health benefits and can lower your risk of many chronic diseases including hypertension, heart disease and diabetes.
Factsheet #7) Baby Boomers and Zoomers
Baby Boomers are a generation of active living people. Today, life expectancy for women is into their late eighties and for men, into their mid-eighties. Your goal is to live longer with vitality. Learn about the health benefits of exercise and getting the proper nutrients at 50 plus.
Factsheet #8) Screen or Scream – Are Your Kids Spending Too Much Time With the Tube?
Recent studies have determined a positive correlation between increased sedentary time (not moving much) with increased obesity in all age groups, including children and youth. Find out what you can do to get your kids moving and eating healthier.
Factsheet #9) Snack Attack! Keep it Healthy!
Snacking is on the rise, with structured meals on the decline. Canadians love their snacking more than Americans. If we’re not careful, snack foods can be calorie-dense and nutrient poor. Learn how to make your snacks healthier. Here are some ideas for work, home and play.
Our fact sheets are free and easily accessible through our Health Portal at http://chicken.ca/health/patient_resources
So what are you waiting for?