MANGO Program Receives Award
Miramichi’s Mango program has been chosen as the Atlantic Region Recipient for “The Speaking of Food and Healthy Living Award: Excellence in Consumer Communication” by the Dietitians of Canada, Kraft Canada and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP).
It’s a great honour and Mango thanks all their partners and volunteers because they won this award by working collaboratively together.
Canadians tell us that they want to eat healthier and being active is an essential part of healthy living. But Canadians find it difficult to make healthy, informed food choices because nutrition messages are often conflicting, and difficult to apply to their daily lives. When it comes to physical activity, generally, Canadians are simply not active enough to achieve health benefits.
We believe that there needs to be a widespread effort in Canada to help consumers adopt healthy living behaviours, and give them options and opportunities to take action on healthy eating and active living. Since its inception in 1997, “The Speaking of Food and Healthy Living Award: Excellence in Consumer Communication” has recognized communication initiatives that do exactly that.
“The Speaking of Food and Healthy Living Award: Excellence in Consumer Communication” will recognize six regional winners at an awards ceremony with Certificates of Merit and a $500 cash award. One national winner will be selected from among the regional winners and will be presented with the Award of Excellence and a $5,000 cash award. The awards ceremony will be held in June 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, as part of the annual Dietitians of Canada conference, to honour the regional and national winners. Travel and accommodations for all award recipients will be complimentary.
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