Virtual: Well Talk ~The New Canada Food Guide~
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Eat Well. Live well.
Healthy eating is more than the foods you eat
During these uncertain times, people are searching for information on how to protect themselves from COVID-19. The immune system is complex and nutrition messaging can be very confusing and contradicting.
The new Canada’s food guide was released in 2019 to summarize the current research and recommendations to create a user friendly tool for all Canadians to nourish our bodies and find the balance we need. These recommendations are targeted towards preventing chronic diseases and promote overall health. Alberta Health Services is encouraging us to follow these healthy eating guidelines to keep our immune systems working at its best!
Merissa Porter is a Registered Dietitian who graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Nutrition and Food Science and a minor in Human Ecology, and completing her Dietetic Internship in 2010. Since then, she has worked in a variety of clinical areas within Alberta Health Services, including cardiology, surgery, general medicine and eating disorders. She has been on the inpatient wards at the Cross Cancer Institute for the past 5 years.
Jenna Swift is a Registered Dietitian who graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Nutrition and Food Science in Integrated Dietetic Internship. She has also completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Thompson Rivers University. She works in an outpatient clinical setting counselling patients with hematological cancers, melanoma, and cancers of unknown primary. She teaches an outpatient Nutrition in Cancer Care class for patients with all types of cancer.
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Please note, our programs are designed for adults only.
Registration or Appointment Required: This program requires a commitment to attend all sessions.
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