As the leaves turn red and the weather gets colder, it becomes time for family celebrations and spooky treats! The nutrition department at the HPC would like to wish you all a happy coming of Fall. Whether you’re going out to see the beauty of the maple leaves or going apple picking this season, we’ve got you covered for all of your food-related celebrations.
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From everyone in the nutrition department at the HPC, we wish you and your family an amazing summer!
It doesn’t matter how you plan to spend your summer; whether you’re cooking at home, having a BBQ in the backyard, or hitting those hiking trails, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know to stay healthy, safe, and energetic.
Teaching kids about nutrition can be challenging; thankfully, there’s an app for that. Learn about these informative and fun nutritional apps that help kids learn more about what they are eating, and help you shop as well.
You may think that packing the old lunch box is just for the kiddos at school, but it’s just as good for the student or full time worker. Find out how just a little bit of prep will benefit you with a healthy option for lunch.
This month let's take a closer look at one of the 'superfoods' that have been quite popular- kale. To learn more about Kale, plus recipes for a Kale Apple Smoothie and Kale Chips, click here.
Canada’s Food Labels are changing! Sugars will now show a % Daily Value (DV). The percentage reflects how much of your daily amount is in a serving of the food. When comparing sugar content 5% DV or less is a little, and 15% DV or more is a lot. It allows consumers to compare products and make wiser choices. To learn more about food label updates, how to identify added sugars, plus a recipe for a healthy Berry Smoothie, click here.
Last month, we introduced proteins, how much different individuals need, sources, serving sizes and snack/meal ideas. Although food is your best source of protein, many people turn to protein powders for convenience and amino acid profiles for specific muscle building and recovery needs. If you decide to supplement with a protein powder- use our handy guide in this newsletter to look at the differences.