Nutrition Month – Potential to Heal

In Celebration of Nutrition Month we are giving tips from the campaign all month long. The theme this year is “Unlock the Potential of Food!”. The fourth topic covers the Potential to Heal. As a Dietitian, I know the importance of a healthy diet and believe in the potential of food to enhance lives and improve health. Food can help to promote healing and help to manage certain conditions, such as diabetes, celiac disease, heart conditions, cancer and more. Feeding our kids nutritious food from the start can be a great preventative measure to all of these conditions! Giving our kids a healthy start to their day helps them learn better and perform well in school.

Try this fun recipe this month in Celebration of Nutrition Month:

Yogurt Granola Mountain

Ingredients

  • ½ cup plain non fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 ice cream cone
  • 1¼ cup low fat granola
  • ½ cup sliced strawberries and raspberries
  • half pear, cored and diced half

 

Instructions

Step 1
Place yogurt in a mound on a plate. Place ice cream cone on top to look like a mountain.

Step 2
Sprinkle granola all around. Place strawberries, raspberries and pear around the base of mountain.

Information sourced from: https://www.dietitians.ca/Downloads/Factsheets/NM2018-FactSheet-04Heal-EN.aspx

Recipe sourced from: http://www.cookspiration.com/recipe.aspx?perma=3D222CD5D60&d=25&i=3&s=4

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.

 

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