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Healthy Eating for Adults

Adults & Older Adults

Good nutrition is important at any age. Eating well can help you feel well and reduce your risk for, or help you manage, health conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure.

Use Canada’s Food Guide as your go-to tool for healthy eating. Aim to have plenty of vegetables and fruit, eat protein foods, and choose whole grains each day. Plan what you eat and cook at home often. Enjoy meals and snacks with others when possible.

If you are looking to improve your cooking skills or get new recipe ideas, register for our Cooking with the Basic Shelf series.

Other Resources

  • Take the Nutri-eSCREEN quiz for older adults
  • Speak to a Registered Dietitian for free by calling Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 (weekdays from 9am – 5pm)
  • Visit Unlock Food for more information on popular nutrition topics
  • Our local Nutrition Directory can help you find a local Registered Dietitian or other nutrition services
  • Use the Food Access Guide to find free or low-cost food and meal programs and services in your region

News, Research and Reports RELATED TO: Food and Healthy Eating, Food Safety

The Real Cost of Eating Well 2018

PUBLISHED: Wednesday January 31, 2018

Food Literacy Report 2017

PUBLISHED: Sunday December 31, 2017

Upcoming Clinics and Classes RELATED TO : Food Skills Classes


Food Literacy Workshop Part 1

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Marmora Library


Cooking With the Basic Shelf

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Public Health Belleville Office


Food Literacy Workshop – Part 2

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marmora Library


Cooking With the Basic Shelf

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Public Health Belleville Office

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