Nutrition Programs


Craving Change™

5 Week Program

Woman choosing between fruits and cakes

Craving Change™ is a group program that focuses on why you eat the way you do. This program is designed to help participants identify and change problematic eating behaviours.

Please Note: Craving Change™ is not a diet program. It does not address what, when, where or how much to eat.

You will learn about:

  • The influence of the environment, the body and learned behaviours on food choices and eating behaviours
  • How to identify problematic eating triggers
  • Strategies to help change problematic eating behaviours
  • Tips for building a healthier, lasting relationship with food

Who should attend:

  • Do you enjoy meeting with others to share common experiences?
  • Do you want to feel more aware of your eating so you can make better choices?
  • Do you struggle with your eating?
  • Can you commit to attending four weekly sessions?

Ask your family doctor, nurse practitioner, registered dietitian or mental health clinician if the Craving Change™ program may be for you …

Note: A referral is mandatory.

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Prediabetes

2-hour Program

Apple, pear, tape and glucometer

This program promotes healthy lifestyle changes that support healthy blood sugar control. At this early stage, research shows that lifestyle changes are more effective than medications to delay or even possibly prevent diabetes.

You will learn about:

  • Sources of sugar and carbohydrates
  • Role of protein and fibre in blood sugar control
  • Meal planning, label reading, eating out, recipe modification and fad diets
  • Your genetic risk factors and how to manage diabetes
  • Glycemic index
  • Current activity guidelines

Who should attend:

  • Has your physician or nurse practitioner told you that you have high blood sugar?
  • Have you ever had diabetes during pregnancy?
  • Does anyone in your immediate family have diabetes?

 

Ask your family doctor or nurse practitioner if the Prediabetes program may be for you …

Note: A referral is mandatory.

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Heart Health

2-hour Program

Diet and exercise

This program promotes healthy lifestyle changes that support heart health. This includes making lifestyle changes to improve cholesterol levels, blood pressure and reducing risk of heart disease.

You will learn about:

  • Sources and types of fat and fibre
  • Fluid and sodium intake
  • Meal planning, label reading, eating out, recipe modification and fad diets
  • Your genetic risk factors and how to manage heart disease
  • Current activity guidelines

Who should attend:

  • Has your physician or nurse practitioner told you that you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure?
  • Have you ever had a heart attack?
  • Does anyone in your immediate family have heart disease?

 

Ask your family doctor or nurse practitioner if the Heart Health program may be for you …

Note: A referral is mandatory.

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Congestive Heart Failure

2-hour Program

CHF

This program promotes healthy lifestyle changes that support congestive heart failure management. Nutrition plays a significant role in the self-management of congestive heart failure.

You will learn about:

  • Recommended fluid and sodium intake
  • Meal planning, label reading, eating out, recipe modification and fad diets
  • Your genetic risk factors and how to manage congestive heart failure
  • Current activity guidelines

Who should attend:

  • Has your physician or nurse practitioner told you that you have congestive heart failure?

 

Ask your family doctor or nurse practitioner if the Congestive Heart Failure program may be for you …

Note: A referral is mandatory.

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