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EatRight Ontario Website Receives International Gold Award

Nov 17, 2017

TORONTO, ON — Are you looking online for trusted healthy eating content?  EatRight Ontario is the place to go.  Dietitians of Canada is pleased that its public-facing website at www.eatrightontario.ca has been awarded an internationally recognized eHealthcare Leadership gold medal for Best Overall Internet Site.This award acknowledges that the EatRight Ontario website’s rich content, interactivity, attractive design and ease of navigation makes it stand out from the over 1000 other eligible entries.

“Our goal is to make sure that every visitor to the EatRight Ontario website finds and understands the information they are looking for. With no shortage of nutrition information on the web, our users tell us everyday how much they appreciate having a go-to place for trusted advice,” says Honey Bloomberg, dietitian with EatRight Ontario.

EatRight Ontario connects the public with advice from a dietitian. The EatRight Ontario website works alongside a toll-free phone line and a personalized email service to provide evidence based, consumer friendly nutrition information on hundreds of topics.  Highlights include an extensive kid friendly recipe library, videos, customizable meal plans, interactive tools to help with portion control and surveys to assess your eating habits.  Over 1.5 million visitors each year can attest to the excellent user experience.  

Most popular content on the EatRight Ontario website:

  1. My Menu Planner – Create your own seven day customized meal plan based on your food preferences and lifestyle goals.
  2. Infant feeding – Learn how to start your baby on solid foods and what to feed them as toddlers and preschoolers.   
  3. Diabetes – Find out how you can prevent and manage diabetes, and use the EatRight Ontario menu plan.
  4. Recipes – Visit our recipe collection that includes over 100 award winning kid friendly recipes.
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About EatRight Ontario
Residents of Ontario have access to free nutrition advice from dietitians.
To connect with EatRight Ontario, Ontarians can:
  1. Call toll-free at 1-877-510-5102.  The service is available in over 100 languages.
  2. Send an email question at www.eatrightontario.ca/email and receive a personalized response.
  3. Visit www.eatrightontario.ca for interactive menu plans, videos, recipes and more.

About Dietitians of Canada
Dietitians of Canada is the national professional association for dietitians, representing close to 6000 members at the local, provincial and national levels. For more information, visit www.dietitians.ca.

Dietitians of Canada operates the EatRight Ontario program to give the people of Ontario more ways to connect with a Registered Dietitian and get trusted advice on healthy eating at no charge. Dietitians of Canada acknowledges the financial support of EatRight Ontario by the Ontario government.

About the eHealthcare Leadership Awards
This leading awards program, which draws some 1,000 entries, exclusively recognizes the very best websites and digital communications of healthcare organizations, online health companies, pharmaceutical/medical equipment firms, agencies/suppliers, and business improvement initiatives. These awards highlight the Internet's role in achieving an organization's business objectives and recognize the work that has gone into creating outstanding health websites and digital initiatives. For more information, visit www.strategichealthcare.com/home.


 

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For more information or to arrange an interview:
Honey Bloomberg, MHSc., RD
Team Lead, Communications and Engagement 
EatRight Ontario
Tel: 416-977-0849 x214
honey.bloomberg@dietitians.ca

Kate Comeau, MSc, RD
Manager, Public Relations and Media 
Dietitians of Canada 
Tel: 416-642-9316 
kate.comeau@dietitians.ca