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Canada’s New Food Guide

January 23, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC

Canada’s new Food Guide can help you and your family stay healthy and feel your best.
All types of salt, and many processed foods, are high in sodium

Sodium 101

November 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

High sodium foods are not difficult to find. Packaged foods, ready-to-eat foods, fast foods and restaurant meals often have high sodium levels, even if they don't seem to taste salty.

What are Healthy Drinks?

November 4, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Here are some healthy tips on how to use the nutrition label to learn more about your drinks, and what kind of sugar might be added.
Plan Low Sodium Meals

Plan Low Sodium Meals

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Learn how to plan and prepare low sodium meals your family will love. These easy ideas will help to reduce your overall salt intake. Planning low sodium meals are easier than you think.
Facts About Sugary Drinks

Facts About Sugary Drinks

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Sugar in drinks is not always something we may think about, but sugar adds calories to our drinks that we don't need.

Planning - Get Organized. Plan Ahead. Make a List

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

What’s for dinner? At the end of a long day when you're harried, hurried and your family is hungry, that’s not a question you want to hear - especially if you're asking yourself the same question!
Sugary Drinks - Less is Best

Sugary Drinks - Less is Best

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Sugary drinks are full of calories and don't provide the nutrients your body needs to perform at its best.

Healthy Drink Choices

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

How do you know if you've made a healthy drink choice? Whether you are out and about, at home, or at the grocery store, we have some expert advice about finding those healthy beverages to drink.
Health Effects of High Sodium

The Health Effects of High Sodium

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

It's commonly known that eating too much sodium can result in high blood pressure, but did you know that the amount of sodium you consume can affect your overall heart health too?
Sugary Drinks and Your Health

Sugary Drinks and Your Health

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Healthy eating patterns are set during childhood and the teen years. So start early to promote healthy food choices and regular physical activity.



  1. Activity & Lifestyles
  2. Aging Well
  3. Pregnancy & Parenting
    1. Pregnancy & Birth
    2. Babies (0-12 months)
    3. Toddlers (12-36 months)
    4. Preschool (3-5 years)
    5. Children (6-11 years)
    6. Teens (12-18 years)
  4. Food & Nutrition

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