March a great time to step into healthier routines

Come out and play! Join in for the 26th annual Nutrition Fun Walk and Run Sunday, April 3.

  • Mar. 24, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Come out and play!

Join in for the 26th annual Nutrition Fun Walk and Run Sunday, April 3.

This free five kilometre event starts at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex at 11 a.m. and travels gently through the residential neighbourhoods of the city.

The Nutrition Run is a great opportunity to load up your stroller or bicycles and bring your children and pets along.

Families and friends will enjoy the fresh air and prizes too!

March is Nutrition Month and we are promoting healthy eating through this annual event.

This year’s Nutrition Month theme promotes taking a “100 Meal Journey” by making small changes, one meal at a time.

A 100 meal journey adds up to just over a month of meals.

That means there are 100 opportunities to make positive changes over a month and beyond.

Here are some simple tips that will help get you started in making one small change at a time and build healthy eating habits that will last.

Get ready: make a small meaningful nutrition goal to work on over the next month.

Pick a small change: make food decisions that support your goals such as cooking more meals at home, packing a lunch or snacks to work.

Eat what you love: nothing compares to homemade yummy food.

It will be well worth the effort and will save you money too!

Be creative with leftovers: tasty leftovers can be enjoyed the next day.

Just pack to go the night before.

Enjoy home cooked food again by cooking extra and freezing mini meals in small containers to go.

Try something new: try a new recipe or experiment with spices, flavoured vinegar or oils to create tasty meals and snacks.

Make it stick: learn doable strategies to make your changes stick. Learning how to manage roadblocks such as travelling or a busy work schedule will help you succeed in your healthy eating journey.

Visit Nutrition Month at www.nutritionmonth.ca or check out the Cookspiration app (http://www.cookspiration.com) for recipes to suit your mood and schedule.

For information  contact Denise Skarra recreation co-ordinator at the Cariboo Memorial Complex at 250-398-7665.

Tatjana Lauzon is the community dietitian with Interior Health in Williams lake.