Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Eating well counts, too

  • Print
Healthy foods should be subsidized in grocery stores, argues nutrition student.

TRIBUNE MEDIA MCT Enlarge Image

Healthy foods should be subsidized in grocery stores, argues nutrition student.

As a student of nutrition, I am frustrated by Randy Turner's Aug. 24 article In the shadow of the bulge, because of the aspects of obesity prevention and reduction it misses.

Turner nails it when talking to exercise and health-care professionals, but exercise is only half of the obesity issue. Eating healthy is the other half. That part of the message is often lost.

One cannot simply start exercising and hope to drop excess weight; one also has to change their outlook on food and what it means to eat healthy. If we cannot get this message across as fervently as we emphasize exercising, then there is really no hope for anyone.

Obesity is an interdisciplinary health issue, like so many others, so why aren't dietitians consulted as frequently? We need to educate everyone in healthy eating, just as we educate people in healthy living.

Healthy foods should be subsidized in grocery stores, especially for those on low incomes, and there should be subsequent educational sessions for everyone so they can learn how to make the most of the healthy food. If these two disciplines do not work together, then there will be no improvement and we will continue to head downhill.

ELISABETH HARMS

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 28, 2013 A8

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

O'Shea says the team is going to stick to the plan after first loss

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A baby Red Panda in her area at the Zoo. International Red Panda Day is Saturday September 15th and the Assiniboine Park Zoo will be celebrating in a big way! The Zoo is home to three red pandas - Rufus, Rouge and their cub who was born on June 30 of this year. The female cub has yet to be named and the Assiniboine Park Zoo is asking the community to help. September 14, 2012  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
  • RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS June 23, 2011 Local - A Monarch butterfly is perched on a flower  in the newly opened Butterfly Garden in Assiniboine Park Thursday morning.

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Which of Manitoba's new landlord-tenant rules are you looking forward to most?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google