NUTRITIONAL EDUCATION TEXT
Eating and moving are part of life's pleasures and can help you and your loved ones stay healthy. By making wise choices, it also helps to protect you from certain diseases.
The National Nutrition Health Program offers nutritional recommendations that are fully compatible with the concepts of pleasure and conviviality.
Every food family has its place on your plate, and every day. All are essential to ensure a balanced diet, but some should be limited while others should be preferred.
How to do it in practice?
Consume at least 5 fruits and vegetables per day, whether raw, cooked, plain, prepared, fresh, frozen or canned;
Eat bread and cereal products, potatoes and dried vegetables at each meal and according to appetite (with a preference for whole grain foods);
Eat 3 dairy products per day (milk, yogurt, cheese) with a preference for variety;
Eat meat, fish (and other fishery products) or eggs alternately 1 or 2 times a day; consider eating fish at least twice a week;
Limit added fats (butter, oil, cream, etc.) and fat products (appetizers, pastries, etc.);
Limit sugar and sugary products (soft drinks, sugary drinks, confectionery, chocolate, pastries, dessert creams, etc.);
Limit salt consumption and prefer iodized salt;
Drink water at will, during and outside meals;
Do not exceed, per day, 2 glasses of alcoholic beverage for women and 3 glasses for men (1 glass of wine of 10 cl is equivalent to 1 half of beer or 1 glass of 6 cl of a drink of 20 degrees, port type, or 3 cl of a drink of 40 to 45 degrees of alcohol, whisky type or pastis).
Practice daily physical activity to reach at least the equivalent of 30 minutes of fast walking per day (take the stairs rather than the elevator, prefer walking and cycling to the car when possible...).