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Grants Help Encourage Healthy Eating

first_img FOR BROADCAST ONLY: The Truro Campus of Nova Scotia Community College is one of 17 publicly funded institutions receiving grants to help people eat healthy food. The campus is using $11,500 to implement its healthy eating strategy, which includes a nutrition policy, education about healthy food choices and creating a positive social environment for healthy heating. The grants total nearly $268,000 for publicly funded institutions, which include health authorities, post-secondary institutions, municipalities, and sport and recreation settings such as public arenas and fitness facilities. The grants support Thrive!, the plan for a healthier Nova Scotia. -30- The Truro Campus of Nova Scotia Community College is one of 17 publicly funded institutions receiving grants to help people eat healthy food. Environments where people work, study and play often influence them to make poor food choices. Through Thrive!, the plan for a healthier Nova Scotia, these grants are helping organizations like NSCC change their environments so healthy food choices become more natural and habitual. “Our entire campus community is inspired by the Thrive! funding received for the healthy eating project,” said NSCC Truro faculty member Dawn D’Arcy. “We’re looking forward to launching our Healthy Living Strategy and are thrilled with the commitment and involvement demonstrated by our students, campus staff, our food service provider Aramark, and Public Health as we move forward on this initiative.” The Truro campus is using $11,500 to implement its strategy, which includes a nutrition policy, education about healthy food choices and creating a positive social environment for healthy heating. The grants total nearly $268,000 for publicly funded institutions, which include health authorities, post-secondary institutions, municipalities, and sport and recreation settings such as public arenas and fitness facilities. They help organizations strengthen or develop food and nutrition policies that make healthy food the default option and decrease the pressure to resist less healthy foods. The money can be used for policy development, supplies and equipment, menu development, training in cooking skills, promoting local food, and other activities that help create a supportive environment for healthy eating.last_img

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