Nutrition officers eager to celebrate Nutrition Month on P.E.I.

Published on March 20, 2017

Healthy Eating Program Officers Morgan Palmer, left, and Sharla Goodwin, celebrate locally grown healthy food options as part of Nutrition Month 2017.

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. –The P.E.I. government has hired two healthy eating officers as a part of enhancing health promotion.

Coincidentally, this month is Nutrition Month and the national theme is “Take the Fight out of Food. Spot the problem. Get the facts. Seek support’’.

The new healthy eating program officers will be responsible for providing nutrition supports for schools, early learning centres, recreation facilities, institutions, workplaces and communities across the province.

“Healthy eating is a shared responsibility,’’ said Sharla Goodwin, health eating program officer.

“Through our work we want to partner with community groups to help establish health eating environments across the province, in spaces where we live, learn, work and play.’’

Morgan Palmer, another healthy eating program officer, said the goal is to create food environments where making a healthy choice is the easier choice.

The officers will work with stakeholder groups to help create, implement and promote adherence to nutritional policies and guidelines.

There are various programs happening across the province that are listed at www.dieticians.ca/YourHealth/Nutrition-Month/ActivityMap.aspx.

For more information or to speak to a healthy eating officer, call 902-368-4996.