Speaking of Food and Healthy Living Award: Excellence in Consumer Nutrition Communication
A partnership between Dietitians of Canada and Kraft Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), the Speaking of Food and Healthy Living Award is an annual award program, created to honour initiatives that support Canadians in their quest to eat healthier and be more active. The award reflects the commitment of Dietitians of Canada, Kraft Canada and CSEP to promote the importance of accurate and up-to-date nutrition and physical activity information and support Canadians in their efforts to understand and apply sound healthy living messages. The national winner will received $5,000 for their program!
Call for entry - deadline for submission is Friday, February 22, 2013.
National Winner: Mango Program from Horizon Health Network - Public Health
is the first and only program of its kind in New Brunswick. It is a healthy lifestyle, community based program developed to encourage residents to make healthier choices when it comes to eating well and active living. With the help of 70 volunteers forming advisory committees in the eight communities across the Miramichi area, a variety of activities have been made available to help residents keep active.
British Columbia: Healthy Living, Healthy Minds from BC Children’s Hospital/BC Mental Health and Addiction Services
The Healthy Living, Healthy Minds
Toolkits for Health Professionals and Families were developed to educate children and youth living with mental health challenges and their families on the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle, and to provide healthy living strategies specific to this population. The two toolkits include modules on healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, and sleep.
Alberta & the Territories: Nourish Move Thrive from Alberta Milk
Nourish Move Thrive (NMT)
provides practical evidence-based ideas that encourage and support Albertans to eat healthy and be more active. Program components are offered in multiple formats that appeal to different learning styles. NMT includes a website www.nourishmovethrive.ca
that houses nutrition articles, active living tips, nutrition e-tips, healthy recipes, self-assessment tools, and features an AFLCA fitness leaders only section where educational postcards can be ordered for class participants
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and North-Western Ontario: The Complete Diabetes Guide from Paper Birch Publishing & National Aboriginal Diabetes Association
The Complete Diabetes Guide
was created by Manitoba-based publisher, Paper Birch Publishing, and authored by Karen Graham, RD, CDE. The Complete Diabetes Guide
is a 384-page book offering easy to understand chapters such as: Eating Well, Being Active, Becoming a Non-Smoker, Preventing Infections, Taking Medication and Tests, Staying Upbeat, and Managing at Other Life Stages.
Central and Southern Ontario: Healthy Eating Adds Up – Nutrition Education and Cooking for Adults with Developmental Disabilities from CJ Nutrition Consulting
Healthy Eating Adds Up
was developed in September 2010 as a fitness, nutrition, and food skills education programs for adults with developmental disabilities. Trained program leaders facilitate the nutritional elements of the program. With the use of pictorial recipes and step by step instructional methods they educate participants on basic nutrition and cooking.
Here are the summaries of past award winning programs. Dietitians of Canada and Kraft Canada encourage you to learn more about them, plus adapt and tailor them to your needs.