March is Nutrition Month

Written by admin, March 1, 2017

March 1, 2017 – March is Nutrition Month

Local Registered Dietitians Help “Take the Fight Out of Food”

Taking the fight out of food is the theme this March for Nutrition Month and Peterborough Public Health’s Registered Dietitians want to help improve your relationship with food, regardless of the struggle.

“There are many reasons why food can seem like a fight – food fads, picky eaters, stress, inspiration for cooking at home and the list goes on,” said Lauren Kennedy, RD at Peterborough Public Health. “We’re hoping to ease the burden some people feel about food so eating can be joyful and pleasurable experience, not a source of frustration and confusion.”

Kennedy said whatever your fight with food may be, these three steps can help you identify a sustainable solution:

  • Spot the problem: What is causing your fight with food? Identifying and acknowledging the issue is the first step to finding a solution.
  • Get the facts: The endless amount of nutrition advice and information that is out there isn’t always helpful and can make things more confusing. Knowing where to find credible sources of information is key to finding a sustainable solution for any food battle. Dietitians are reliable and qualified professionals that provide evidenced-based advice. They are the only registered health professionals who receive a minimum 5 years of food and nutrition specific education.
  • Seek support: Making lifestyle changes on your own is hard but with a supportive network for help it can be a little easier. Put the plan into action with support from a Registered Dietitian, family and friends.

To help local residents “take the fight out of food”, Peterborough Public Health is offering a free supermarket tour on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Morello’s Your Independent Grocer located at 400 Lansdowne Street East, Peterborough.  Led by Carolyn Doris, RD at Peterborough Public Health, the tour will show people how to make shopping less of a struggle. “Whether it’s shopping on a budget or how to read food labels, we want everyone to be able to make choices that support healthy eating,” said Doris.

To register for the tour, call Peterborough Public Health at 705-743-1000, ext. 316.


There are local Registered Dietitians in the  Peterborough area who can assist with any nutritional concerns or help to strategize solutions to take the fight out of food.  If you are interested in meeting with a local RD contact your doctor for a referral or visit and click on the link for Nutrition Month to find a list of local RDs.

Visit the Dietitians of Canada at  for more information about Nutrition Month 2017.

To have your nutrition questions answered or to receive a free nutrition month package speak with a Registered Dietitian for free by calling Eat Right Ontario at 1-877-510-5102. This service is available 9am-5pm ET Monday to Friday and until 9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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For further information, please contact:


Lauren Kennedy, MSc, RD

Peterborough Public Health

705-743-1000, ext. 233