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Become Eat Smart! Apply Now Eat Smart! is an Award program that recognizes top Ontario schools, workplaces and recreation centres that meet exceptional standards in nutrition , safe food handling, and a smoke-free environment. Eat Smart! and feel better! The choice is yours.

Eat Smart!® is an Award program that recognizes top Ontario schools, workplaces and recreation centres that meet exceptional standards in nutrition , safe food handling, and a smoke-free environment. Eat Smart! and feel better! The choice is yours.

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Encourage healthy eating together with active living.

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Recycling is an important way to cut down on the amount of waste that your business sends to the landfill. If your business only recycles a small portion of what it could, boosting your rate could save you money and lower your carbon footprint. Another way to get your business to recycle more is to have a professional waste disposal management services services person come in and talk to your employees. Consider these four ways in which waste management services can boost the recycling rate of your business.
HCAAP is the abbreviated term for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point. The HACCP certification is a system recognized internationally that shows that a food business has met the criterion required to ensure that their products are safe for consumption. A food safety consultant assesses food premises to ensure that it has developed, documented, and implemented all the policies and procedures as set by HACCP. Some countries may not require a business to obtain the HACCP certification while it is mandatory to obtain one in other nations. However, any food companies that aim at covering all the safety risks should consider getting one regardless of the law requirements.
Compaction equipment is available for both home and commercial use, and it provides you with a convenient way to crush down your waste so that it takes up considerably less space on your property. It may be used to consolidate everything from food waste and paper items to canned goods and more. If you have decided to purchase a trash compactor for your home or business, you may be wondering which size is best for you to purchase. By turning your attention to a few key steps, you can more easily invest in the right compaction equipment for your needs.
Naturopath Winnipeg medicine is a distinct branch of primary health care that utilizes both scientific and empirical methods as well as traditional ones. It includes everything from nutritional and botanical medicine to acupuncture and homeopathy. Naturopathy combines the healing power and innate intelligence of nature with rigorous science in order to promote and maintain wellness. When dealing with an ailment or disease, a naturopath will seek to treat the body as a whole, rather than isolating and treating an individual symptom while the actual cause gets ignored.
Canada has recently aligned its harmful substances labeling system with GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals). Health Canada has worked to produce 2015's Hazardous Products Regulations amending previous regulations regarding labels used with dangerous substances in the workplace. While occupational regulations may include specifications required by different territories and provinces, federal guidelines are in effect. Here's what you should know about using WHMIS labels.
Many people are on quests for weight loss supplements, and plenty of suppliers are willing to meet this demand. However, that doesn't mean all weight loss supplements are worth purchasing. Some of them may be pure scams, and others might not work well with your body type.
Oxygen is essential for the operation of the internal combustion engine and the human body. When you can't get the right amount of clean healthy air through your body, you might suffer. The right industrial bag filters can help your workforce improve its productivity.

At a ceremony to recognize Century Gardens in Brampton as the first recreation centre in the Region of Peel to receive the Eat Smart!® Award of Excellence, the Eat Smart!® Recreation Centre Program was officially launched in Ontario on April 13th.

The Eat Smart!® Award of Excellence was presented by Peel Region’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Mowat, to Acting Mayor of the City of Brampton, Sandra Hames. Also in attendance for the ceremony were Regional Councillor John Sprovieri and City Councillor Vicky Dhillon, as well as representatives from the Eat Smart!® provincial partner organizations, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and the Canadian Cancer Society-Ontario Division.

Three-time Olympic gold medalist and Canada's National Women's Hockey Team alumna Jennifer Botterill was on hand as the Master of Ceremonies. Jennifer was joined by players from the Brampton Canadettes hockey team, who were participating in the 44th annual Brampton Canadettes Easter Hockey Tournament, the world’s largest women’s hockey tournament, April 14-17. The hockey players and dignitaries sampled healthy snacks, including hot steel-cut oatmeal, fresh fruit, granola bars, yogurt and bagels from the “Let’s Play Café,” Century Garden’s snack bar.

View the report on the evaluation of the Eat Smart!® Recreation Centre Program Pilot Project.

NOTE: This report is a very large PDF (over 8MB) and can take several minutes to download.

Introducing the Eat Smart!® Choices Calculator, a new user-friendly tool to help evaluate single serving packaged food products to determine whether or not they qualify as Eat Smart!® choices for the Eat Smart!® Workplace and Recreation Centre Programs. Single-serving packaged food products can be sold in vending machines, snack bars, cafés, tuck shops or “grab-and-go” stations in cafeterias. The Calculator is designed to be used by public health staff, food service staff, workplace or recreation centre staff, and consumers.

Click here to go to the Eat Smart!® Choices Calculator

The first Eat Smart!® Workplace Cafeteria Recipe Contest, held in March and April, 2010 was conducted by the City of Hamilton Public Health Services in partnership with Healthy Living Hamilton. In the spirit of a little healthy competition, Eat Smart! Workplace cafeteria chefs/cooks were challenged to enter their favourite recipe in a recipe contest! Each recipe was required to be an entrée prepared using a low fat cooking method as well as vegetables or fruit, and be an original recipe of the contestant.

Registered Dietitians with the City of Hamilton Public Health Services scored the recipes for nutritional value and creativity. They were joined by Annette Hamm, Co-Host of CHCH News Morning Live Show to make the final decision based on taste and appeal.

The winners of the 2010 Eat Smart!® Recipe Contest:

First Place: Apricot Honey Pecan Chicken Breast - Mitch Rogal, Executive Chef, Marketplace on Main, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association

Second Place: Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla - Todd McLeod, Chef, Dana Hospitality Inc. (ArcelorMittal Dofasco)

Third Place: Moroccan Chicken - Sylvia Moser, Retail Site Manager, Atrium Café, Henderson Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association

Honorable Mention: Vegetarian Chili - Lynn Sharpe, Food Services Supervisor, Hillfield Strathallan College

The Eat Smart!® Recreation Centre Program toolkit is now available on-line at
http://www.eatsmartontario.ca/toolkits/. This toolkit provides resources and information for health units that are implementing the Eat Smart!® Recreation Centre Program.

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20 Mar 2012 - London Life Receives First Gold Level Award of Excellence

The Nutrition Resource Centre is pleased to announce that the first gold level Eat Smart!® Award of Excellence was awarded to London Life in London. The award, presented today by the Middlesex-London Health Unit, recognizes the efforts of London Life to offer healthier foods at the business’ cafeteria and the company’s commitment to food safety and nutrition standards.

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