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Public health dietitian Ginette LeGal talks with Heather Martin at the Go4health EXpo, while community nutrition educator Ala'a Eideh looks on.
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Winnipeg Health Region
Published Friday, June 13, 2014

The GO4health EXpo opened today at the Red River Ex, and it’s already a hit with those dropping by to learn more about healthy lifestyles.

Heather Martin learned more about nutritious cooking from the GO4nutrition booth, where she spoke with public health dietitian Ginette LeGal and community nutrition educator Ala'a Eideh about adding more grains and beans to her cooking.

“I love getting this kind of information,” says Martin. “I’m always looking to learn more about health and nutrition. I have a small kitchen and I mostly use the microwave to cook. It’s fast and I can still cook healthy meals in it.”

Taylor Forsyth

Taylor Forsyth taking on the Minute to Measure It challenge.

Taylor Forsyth took on the “minute to measure it” challenge at the booth, where he undertook to measure ingredients such as flour, sugar and salt according to a biscuit recipe. “I won,” he said, as he received an apple for his prize. “I do bake once in a while, and this might inspire me to do it again. I really like the health message here.”

Sponsored by the Winnipeg Health Region, the GO4health Expo, which is located in the Exhibition Place building near the entrance to the Red River Ex, provides information aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles.

The GO4health EXpo offers hands-on activities, valuable information, activities and lots of giveaways. It also helps connect people with health resources in their communities. Healthy living topics include:

  •  Cooking and healthy eating
  •  Active transportation and a healthy built environment
  •  Positive mental health
  •  Tobacco reduction and smoking cessation
  •  Oral health
  •  Community supports and services for seniors
  •  Preventing injury
  •  Healthy sexuality
  •  Sun safety

pirates

Carolyn Jardine talks with Mr. Bilger and Riah Graves about sun safety at the CancerCare Manitoba booth.

Here's the line-up

June 13 to 17, 2014:

  •  Cooking and healthy eating
  •  Tobacco reduction and smoking cessation
  •  Oral health
  •  CancerCare Manitoba - First Nations, Metis, Inuit Cancer Control
  •  Sign Up for Life - organ transplant
  •  Motion Zone - family play zone

June 18, 2014 - Senior's Day:

  •  Cooking and healthy eating
  •  Positive mental health
  •  CancerCare Manitoba - sun safety
  •  WRHA - Support Services for Seniors
  • WRHA - Healthy Aging Resource Team
  •  Manitoba Association of Senior Centres
  •  Meals on Wheels
  •  Active Living Coalition for Older Adults in Manitoba 
  •  Get Better Together
  •  Winnipeg Transit
  •  Transportation Options Network with Seniors (TONS)
  •  Manitoba Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat

June 19 to 22, 2014:

  • Active transportation and healthy built environment
  • Preventing injury
  •  Healthy sexuality
  •  CancerCare Manitoba - sun safety
  •  Canadian Diabetes Association  
  • Motion Zone - family play zone

sugar game

Sally Gillet plays the sugar content guessing game with the help of Healthy Smile, Happy Child coordinator Mary Bertone (right).

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