It’s become an annual spring tradition in Williams Lake for families, friends and pets to come out to enjoy the beginning of spring for the Nutrition Fun Run/Walk.
This year marks the 23rd instalment of the event — a free, five-kilometre ride, run or walk beginning at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex on Sunday, April 7 at 11 a.m.
This year’s route travels gently through the residential neighbourhoods of the city and will be clearly marked.
The run will begin with a warmup at the CMRC before participants set out on the course.
“The Nutrition Fun Run/Walk is a great opportunity to load up your stroller or bicycles and bring your children along,” said Suzanne Cochrane, recreation programmer for the city.
“Families and friends will also enjoy the nutritious refreshments and fabulous prizes.”
As March is nutrition month, recreation services is promoting healthy eating through this year’s annual event.
This year’s nutrition month theme is “Put Your Best Foot Foward.”
“It’s the perfect time to start thinking about how food choices can affect your health,” she said.
“Small changes can pay off big by reducing your risk, and your family’s risk, for obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
“Our registered dietitians have a few simple tips to help you make healthier food choices.”
• Plan weekly meals: Help reduce stress with very busy family schedules by sketching out some family meals and lunches for the week.
• Use a list when you shop: A shopping list will not only help you make healthier choices but is also one of the best ways to save money and time.
• Eat your meals together: Meal time is an excellent time to connect as a family.
Make the most of meal times by turning off the TV, phones and other distracting electronics.
For nutrition information, recipes and tips visit nutrition month at www.dietitians.ca.
Tatjana Bates, community dietitian for Interior Health, also invites Williams Lake to visit the Nutrition Booth at the run and join in on the fresh air and fun.
For more information on the Nutrition Fun Run/Walk contact the City of Williams Lake’s recreation services at 250-398-7665 or Interior Health at 250-302-5000.