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Sugary Drinks - How much sugar are you drinking?

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Calories from sugar in drinks can add up quickly. Hover your mouse over each beverage to find out how much added sugar is in common sugary drinks. Remember: Limit added sugar per day to 13 tsp or less from all sources.
What Makes Vegetables and Fruit So Special?

What Makes Vegetables and Fruit So Special?

August 4, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

They’re usually low in fat and calories but high in nutrients. Eating vegetables and fruit can help you achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
Tips to Lower Sodium

Tips to Lower Sodium

August 3, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Most of us eat about 3400 mg of sodium per day. This is more than double the amount we need for good health.
Sodium Savvy Videos

Videos: Sodium Savvy

August 2, 2013 by Healthy Families BC

Every day we all make choices about our diet and although we all need sodium, but most of us eat more than double the amount we need.
Learn From the Label

Learn From the Label

August 2, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Did you know that 75 per cent of the sodium we eat comes from processed foods? Reading the label on packaged foods is a key factor in making healthier food choices.
Facts About Sugar in Drinks

Facts About Sugar in Drinks

August 1, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Have you ever wondered what energy drinks are and if they are a healthy drink? Take this quiz to get the facts on how much sugar you may be drinking.
Get the Facts on Sodium in Salt

Salt and Sodium: Get the Facts!

August 1, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Most foods we eat contain too much sodium. Eating too much sodium can cause high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and kidney disease.
The Produce Section - Colour Your World

The Produce Section - Colour Your World

July 31, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Most British Columbians, including children, don’t get enough vegetables and fruits. Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide recommends 7-10 servings per day for adults. Children and teens need 4-8 servings per day.
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From the Bakery - Mmmm Smell that Aroma

July 31, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Whole grain foods like oats, whole wheat, brown rice, whole rye and barley are great foods to satisfy your hunger and provide energy to help our bodies move, work and think.

The Dairy Case - Bone Up on Calcium

July 31, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

One in four Canadian women and one in eight men have osteoporosis, a condition where bones get thinner and break easily. Reduce your risk of osteoporosis by ensuring you're getting enough bone-building minerals.

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