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What is a food bank?
A food bank is a free service that collects and gives out food basics and essential items to people who do not have enough to eat. Food banks typically give you food and supplies that last 2-3 days.
How can I find low-cost, healthy food?
Healthy food does not have to cost a lot of money. You can eat healthy food and save money by using some planning tips.
Where can I find ethno-cultural foods?
You can find ethno-cultural foods in certain neighbourhoods, grocery stores and farms across Ontario.
What is Public Health?
Public Health units are responsible for the protection and promotion of health and wellbeing of the general public. Public Health aims to improve the overall health of the population.
What are some healthy lunches for children?
If your child's school does not have a lunch program, you need to send your child to school with lunch. Call your child's school to check the school's lunch facilities. Try to put variety into your child's lunch.
What do I need to know about food safety?
Food poisoning can be avoided if you store, handle and cook your foods properly.
Locally-Grown Food Guides
Information on where to find locally-grown African/Caribbean, Chinese, Middle Eastern and South Asian foods in Toronto.
What are the health benefits of walking and cycling?
Active transportation is choosing to walk or cycle as your day-to-day way of getting from one place to the other. Your health will benefit greatly from active transportation.
Healthy Eating for a Healthy Baby
This multilingual booklet provides information for pregnant women on nutrition in pregnancy. It addresses concerns about alcohol and fish consumption, food safety, weight gain and physical activity.
What are ''organic'' foods and where can I buy them?
Organic food does not contain any pesticides or herbicides. Some stores and many farmers' markets sell it.
How can staying physically active protect my health?
Exercising regularly can help you stay healthy so you can be physically fit and emotionally strong to better cope with the stress factors that you may experience when you immigrate to your new country.
Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide
Learning more about Canada's Food Guide will help you and your family know how much food you need, what types of foods are better for you, and the importance of physical activity in your day. This guide is available in more than 10 languages.