Children, Seniors and Social Development
March 15, 2017

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development:

Provincial Government Recognizes National Nutrition Month

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize March as National Nutrition Month.

The Provincial Government is pleased to support Nutrition Month, in partnership with Dietitians of Newfoundland and Labrador and community partners. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Take the fight out of food. Spot the problem. Get the facts. Seek support.”

Eating should be joyful and pleasurable, but it can also be a source of everyday frustration and confusion. With accurate information and a good support system, Canadians will be better equipped to make decisions about food, minimizing their nutrition-related struggles.

Our government is committed to focusing on policies, practices and creating environments that are supportive of health and well-being. As noted in The Way Forward, we will continue to support initiatives that help increase awareness and engage individuals and communities to take actions to support healthy living.

Today also marks Dietitians Day. Dietitians throughout the province promote healthy eating using evidence-based science of nutrition to help residents make healthy food choices, separate fact from fiction, and promote healthy eating habits.

I invite all members of this House to please join me in thanking dietitians throughout the province for their work, and to recognize their contributions to the health of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Thank you.

2017 03 15                              2:20 p.m.