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Food facts vs. fiction: Our dietitians’ most-trusted online resources

Toronto, March 15, 2017

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Overloaded by online advice about diet and food? It's important - and can be pretty difficult - to separate food facts from fiction. In honour of Dietitians Day today, our dietitians are sharing their top-ten, most-trusted sources of accurate, evidence-based information about nutrition.

  1. Dietitians of Canada

  2. Eat Right Ontario *Offers a toll-free phone number and multilingual resources

  3. HealthLink BC: Healthy Eating

  4. Government of Canada: Food and Nutrition

  5. Toronto Public Health: Nutrition and Food Access *Option to live chat with a Public Health Nurse

  6. Diabetes Canada: Diet and Nutrition

  7. Heart and Stroke Foundation: Healthy Eating

  8. Canadian Cancer Society: Eating Well

  9. Canadian Obesity Network

  10. A Registered Dietitian! Don't self-diagnose or rely solely on advice from the internet, well-meaning friends or family. Your most trustworthy info source is an RD. To find one in your area, go to www.dietitians.ca/find.

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