Providing better nutrition for newcomers
Garden encourages social interaction
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This article was published 06/09/2016 (2277 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Many things change when a person moves to another place, especially to another country. Food Matters Manitoba is addressing an important habit that impacts newcomers’ health: nutrition.
On Aug. 30, the North Centennial Recreation Centre (90 Sinclair St.) hosted the inauguration of the North End Garden, built to help new Canadians maintain their dietary habits.
“Many (newcomers) were telling us how they are having a difficult time maintaining their healthy, traditional diets here in Canada. Lots of foods are not available, or they are too expensive or they are not so fresh,” Amy
Henderson, Food Matters Manitoba’s newcomer program co-ordinator, said.