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New Resource from the Ontario Government--EatRight Phone Line and Web Site

On July 18, 2007, the Ontario government launched the free EatRight Ontario telephone information service that provides healthy eating and nutrition advice. The call centre, developed in partnership with the Dietitians of Canada, will help Ontario families become better informed about healthy food choices, especially in rural areas where Registered Dietitians are not easily accessible.

The toll-free EatRight Ontario telephone service enables individuals to ask Registered Dietitians questions by calling 1-877-510-510-2 or visiting http://www.ontario.ca/eatright.

The EatRight Ontario team of Registered Dietitians is available by phone Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. The service is available in over 120 languages including Mandarin, Korean, Polish, German, Spanish, Ukrainian, Punjabi, Hungarian, Portuguese, Italian, and Arabic.

The website offers articles on nutrition, including healthy weights, family and seniors' nutrition and disease prevention, tips on packing healthy lunches and food labelling, and links to valuable resources within Ontario's health network.