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Food provides the nutrients our bodies need to function properly. A good diet helps maintain a healthy heart, strong bones and resistance to infection.

  • Dietary deficiencies can cause or increase the risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes and arthritis, thus increasing your risk of falling.
  • Skipping meals can cause weakness and dizziness, increasing the risk of falls.

Resources for healthy eating

  • Tips for healthy eating in Canada’s Food Guide.
  • Program to buy quality fresh fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices administered by the Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie. Info: GreenFoodBox.
  • Delivery of nutritious meals by Meals on Wheels. For prices and delivery days, visit the Community Services website or call 613-632-0939 or toll-free 1-800-267-0853.
  • Nutrition guide for seniors, menu planning and recipes by Dietitians of Canada on the website Unlock Food.
  • Free information and advice from a dietitian by visiting Ontario Health811 or calling 811.
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