Health and Wellness


Good Food Box

Pick up your box at Welcome Inn, or Eva Rothwell Resource Centre! Place your order by the second Wednesday of every month, and pick up on the 3rd Wednesday from 2-5! High quality, fresh produce at a fair price! $15 for a large box ($20 value) $10 for a small box ($15 value) Order at NHCHC or Eva Rothwell. For more info call: 905-523-6611 ext 3007

Children’s Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is a FREE before school program for students and their families. We offer a nutritious breakfast, games and activities, and homework help every morning before school. Who? All Bennetto, St. Lawrence, and homeschooled students and their families are welcome at Breakfast Club! When? Breakfast Club is open every school day, from 7:45 am until school starts. Where? St. Luke’s Parish Hall (76 Macaulay St. E.) – on the corner of John St. N and Macaulay St. E. Come check out our brand new sign!

What’s for Breakfast?  
Mondays – Freshly Baked Muffins
Tuesdays – French Toast
Wednesdays – Scrambled Eggs & Toast
Thursdays – Breakfast Club McMuffins
Friday – Pizza Bagels o EVERYDAY – Hard boiled eggs, fresh fruit, cereal, oatmeal, milk, and juice, yogurt.

Questions? Please call or email: Jenna at (905) 523-6611 x 3007 or Scott at (905) 523-6611 x 3006 or


Today, heart disease and stroke take one life every 7 minutes, and 90% of Canadians have at least one risk factor. February is the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s key opportunity to alert millions of Canadians about the risks of heart disease and stroke. Volunteers are the face and the voice of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. During Heart Month we depend on you to share our message. Here are some tips to limit your family’s risk of heart disease and stroke. * Choose healthy carbohydrate choices * Use whole grain flours when baking Look for whole grain as the first ingredient in breads and cereals.

  • * Choose fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables that do not have added fats, sugar or sodium
  • * In recipes, sugar can usually be cut in half
  • * Use noncaloric sweeteners (sucralose, stevia) in drinks and baking
  • * Use fiber-rich vegetables and fruits; avoid processed versions
  • * Add beans, lentils and chickpeas to casseroles and soups
  • * Cut back on saturated (bad) fat * Select lean cuts of meat; loin and round are great choices
  • * Remove skin from chicken and turkey before serving
  • * Use healthy cooking methods: bake, broil, roast, stew, steam and stir fry
  • * When you make soups and stews, refrigerate then skim off the fat
  • * Use small amounts of plant-based oils or cooking sprays ; avoid butter
  • * Replace some or all meat and poultry in recipes with legumes.
  • * Cut back on sodium. Processed and restaurant foods can contain 75% of your daily sodium intake.
  • * Eat at home so you can control your salt intake
  • * Use less salt. Try cutting recipe amounts by half
  • * Cook without instant products, which already contain salt
  • * Select no-sodium or low-sodium in canned foods and broths
  • * Season foods with herbs and spices, lemon and lime juice instead of salt

For more information visit Cory Ma, RD, CDE Registered Dietitian – Diabetes Program