If you are in crisis, emotional distress, or at risk of suicide call 9-1-1, go to the local hospital emergency room, or call the mental health crisis line at 613-544-4229 or if you are a KGH staff member, contact Homewood Human Solutions at 1-800-663-1142. Someone is there to help.

Nutrition

Eating a healthy diet and managing your weight contribute to prevent illnesses and conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressurediabetes and certain cancers. Taking small steps in the right direction today can lower your risk of developing these problems and result in you feeling better and having more energy to enjoy life.


Healthy Eating

Basics of Healthy Eating 

Selecting healthy food choices and appropriate serving sizes are key to a healthier you and the Canada's Food Guide is a great place to start. By learning how to read food labels you can better understand whether your food choice is a healthy one and be aware of the fat, salt, and sugar content of your food. Do you know the difference between portion size and serving size? Check out this video to learn more and find out how Portion Distortion today is leading to increased caloric intake and obesity. 

Healthy Eating Tips & Strategies

Meal planning is essential to your success when it comes to healthy eating. Use these resources to help make meal planning easier:  videoshealthy snackingsubstituteshealthy eating on a budget. Build your own personalized meal plan with My Menu Planner or Diabetic Meal Planner. For more information on healthy eating see Eat Right Ontario.      

 

Nutritional Counselling

Nutritional counselling can help you adjust your eating patterns, prevent and manage chronic disease, learn how to get more energy, and more. You can speak directly with a Registered Dietician at Eat Right Ontario for free at 1-877-510-5102 or, as a KGH employee, you can access free nutritional counselling though EFAP- visit Plan Smart Services or call 1-800-663-1142. 

 

Fresh Foods in the Kingston Area

For fresh fruits, vegetables and more, check out the Kingston Farmer's Market. To eat healthy & save money on fresh produce, why not try out the Good Food Box. To learn more, check out the Good Food Box flyer | map.    

 

 


Healthy Weights

Almost 60% of Adults in Canada are overweight or obese. Find out why maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do for your health. Check out these tools to help you get to and stay at your healthy weight.   

BMI Calculator, Measuring your Waist, Guide to Setting Healthy Eating Goals, Healthy Weight Action Plan, Weight Loss Program Check-list .   

Manage your personal nutrition & fitness goals and track your progress with MyFitnessPal app, the eaTracker app, or join SparkPeople for free recipes and information on diet and nutrition.  


Other Nutritional Resources 

Nutrition Resource Kit     
DASH Diet to Lower High Blood Pressure
Guidelines for healthy food selections at meetings   
Dietitians of Canada
Eat Right Ontario
Foodland Ontario
Canada Food Guide
Heart Check Program      

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