Healthy eating together with regular physical activity helps prevent obesity, and reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis. A healthy diet includes eating a variety of foods from Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide’s four basic food groups.
Programs and Services
Trained volunteers share their knowledge about healthy eating and safe food handling with KFL&A community members.
Dial-a-Dietitian is a telephone nutrition information service coordinated and delivered by registered dietitians. Registered dietitians answer general questions on a wide range of nutrition-related topics such as healthy eating, feeding your family, food allergies, nutrition during pregnancy, and nutrition for infants and toddlers. This service is provided free of charge.
The Good Food Box (GFB) is a non- profit fresh fruit and vegetable distribution system available in KFL&A area. Individuals or families can order and pick up their large food box ($15.00), small food box ($10.00), fruit bag ($5.00) or vegetable bag ($5.00) the third Thurs. of each month at the host site convenient to them. If you are interested in purchasing a GFB, KFL&A Public Health’s main office is a host site. Call the Dial-a-Dietitian line to find out the host site closest to you.