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Nutrition Month 2017: Taking the Fight out of Food

Updated: Sep 20, 2020

Do you ever feel frustrated by food and nutrition? Maybe you can’t figure out why you feel bloated after eating certain foods, have family mealtimes that are mayhem or are unsure about which foods are best for a particular health condition. We call these “food fights” – they represent times when you struggle with yourself or others about what to eat.


Part of our purpose at NECO is to serve as a helpful guide on all nutrition related issues, so we were super excited that the Nutrition Month 2017 theme is “Take the Fight out of Food”

Nutrition Month 2017’s campaign from Dietitians of Canada guides people through a three-step approach to improve their relationship with food, no matter what the struggle. Dietitians across the country will empower Canadians to:

  1. Spot the problem. Clearly identify or define the specific nutrition problem that needs to be solved, since it’s causing a fight with food.

  2. Get the facts. Decide what needs to be done to solve the     problem, using reliable and credible sources.

  3. Seek support. Put the plan into action with support from family, friends, a dietitian and other members of the health care team.

Over the next month, we will post examples of these “food fights” and walk you through how to get the facts and seek support. You can take action right now by committing to

GET THE FACTS: Nutrition Month 2017: Eating and Stress

Take the Fight out of Food at

And remember, you can also search for a dietitian in your area at And visit to find recipes, local nutrition month event listings and more.

Source: Adapted from the Dietitians of Canada’s Nutrition Month campaign materials. Find more information about Nutrition Month at:


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