Promoting Heart-Healthy Nutrition in Childhood

The early years of a child’s life have a profound effect on their future.
Did you know that the within the first 1,000 days, the brain begins to develop?

During this time, the right nutrition, stimulation and care are essential. By integrating a heart-healthy diet from a young age, we can reduce the risk of heart disease in adulthood. This week, we are sharing the following infographic to highlight the Ottawa Food Bank’s child-focused programming, as well as some healthy tips!

Check out this heart-healthy recipe!

At the Ottawa Food Bank, we regularly consult with our Registered Dietician, Jill Burns, to improve access to nutritious foods. This month, Jill has created a series of heart-friendly recipes that use nutrient packed-ingredients found at a food bank.


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