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Family Health Team celebrates Nutrition Month

KAWARTHA LAKES: March is Nutrition Month, and the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team is issuing a challenge to people to make half of your plate veggies and fruit. On the afternoon of Monday, March 17th, the Family Health Team will be holding a special event at the Cambridge St. United Church, located at 61 Cambridge St. North. Events will include: local Registered Dietician’s helping with packing good food boxes, providing education and resources, food samples from the boxes, recipes, learning how to access a Registered Dietician in your community, and meeting with patrons to help load their Good Food Box. The Good Food Box Program is a community-based initiative run by Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes. The program’s goals are to improve access to affordable, fresh and healthy food for all citizens of the City of Kawartha Lakes. Each month, anyone can purchase a Good Food Box, which showcases the season’s finest fresh fruits and vegetables from as many local growers as possible. A large box bursting with flavour and nutrition costs just $15. Customers must pre-register and pay by the first Tuesday of the month. Payment is cash only and is accepted at four Community Care locations: 34 Cambridge St. S., (second floor), Lindsay 108 Angeline St. S., (Community Health Centre), Lindsay 70 Murray St., Fenelon Falls 71 Bolton St., Unit D, Bobcaygeon Boxes are available for pickup on the third Tuesday of the month at: Cambridge Street United Church, 61 Cambridge St. N., Lindsay (2 – 5 p.m.), Community Care, 70 Murray St., Fenelon Falls (3 – 4 p.m.), and Trinity-Providence United Church, 42 William St., Bobcaygeon (2:30 – 3:30 p.m.). In addition to the assortment of fresh produce, each month’s box comes with healthy eating tips and recipes prepared specifically for that month’s contents.

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