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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Healthy Eating Resouce

My high school students often ask about the best ways to lose weight and be healthy.  Many times it is girls of a healthy weight looking which is frustrating.  I always try to emphasize health, and today I found a great resource that is very clear, user-friendly and promotes long term health.  It is Canada's Food Guide.  

Every time I have tried to pull up the US version I am frustrated and I don't know why but I really like Canda's version.  Maybe it is the fact that it has different numbers of servings for different age ranges and sexes.  Maybe I like that it is more user friendly.  Maybe I think a country that provides healthcare for its citizens has a vested interest in the health of those citizens. The Canadian version seems to promote a healthy life, with clear information and example in a positive tone.  I will be using it when students want to know more about nutrition and healthy choices.


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