Food and Nutrition

What is Food and Nutrition?

Proper Food and Nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle, regardless of age.

It is important to enjoy a variety of foods from each of the food groups to maintain your health and ensure your body gets all the nutrients it needs. In addition to eating well, being active and following other healthy behaviours can help lower your risk of disease and make you feel your best.

It’s recommended to have a healthy pattern of eating most of the time.  Eating well doesn’t mean we need to give up some of the foods we enjoy, but to choose our foods wisely and listen to our body’s hunger and fullness cues. Follow the healthy eating recommendations from Canada’s Food Guide into your daily eating pattern to ensure it’s a healthy one.

Visit Canada’s Food Guide for more information on healthy eating, recipes, resources and more.

At Chatham-Kent Public Health, our role is to encourage healthy eating by:

  • Improving the food environment (places where foods can be accessed) so that healthier options are more accessible
  • Providing information on healthy, tasty, affordable meals
  • Helping ensure Chatham-Kent has secure access to healthy foods by participating in opportunities like the Chatham-Kent Food Strategy

Our goal is to help make the healthiest choice the easy choice!

Who We Are

Our team is made up of Public Health Nutritionists and Public Health Dietitians registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario. We work together to monitor eating habits in the community and encourage healthy eating through different programs and strategies.

What Do We Offer?

We work with a variety of community partners such as schools, workplaces, child service agencies, and community organizations. We provide general information on healthy eating across the lifespan but we do not provide individual nutrition counseling.