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The types of food you eat can help you to enjoy a healthier life. Learn more about steps you can take toward healthy eating.
Food is a part of daily decision making. The choices that you make can support all areas of your wellbeing – from physical energy, mood, focus, to enjoyment of life. Eating well makes a difference. It is one of the best preventative health measures you can take to help to ensure you and your loved ones stay as healthy as possible, right now and in the future.
Healthy eating plays a very important role in your overall health, the health of your family and the health of your community. You can make nutritious and nourishing food choices, at all ages and stages of life.
In the age of the internet, if you have allergies, cultural considerations, or other diet restrictions, it’s easy to find recipes online that meet your requirements. Here are some tips on how to make sure you’re reading reliable information.
Find more resources to support eating healthy foods:
Free, reliable non-emergency health information and advice available by phone, online, or mobile app.
Get the health information you need to make decisions for yourself and those you care for. Information is available anywhere in B.C., any time of the day or night, every day of the year, online or by phone.
Visit HealthLinkBC or call 8-1-1 to speak with a health service navigator, who can also connect you with a:
Registered nurse any time, every day of the year
Registered dietitian from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday
Qualified exercise professional from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday
Pharmacist from 5 pm to 9 am every day of the year
Translation services are available in more than 130 languages. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired, you can call 8-1-1 using Video Relay Services (VRS) or Teletypewriter (TTY) – learn more.
Online information and resources that help people live well, prevent and manage mental health and substance use challenges.
Find quality information, learn new skills, and connect with key resources in B.C. Explore strategies to help you take care of your mental health and use substances in healthier ways and learn how you can support a loved one.
bc211 is a free, confidential information service that helps you find community, government and social services in B.C.
Search online for programs and services that cover everything from mental health services and financial assistance to food banks and emergency shelters.
Phone: bc211 provides support by phone in over 150 languages across B.C, available 24 hours, seven day a week. Access for the deaf or hard of hearing community available at 1-604 875-0885.
Text: Text the name of your city to 2-1-1 in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Squamish-Lillooet, Sunshine Coast Regional Districts, Vancouver Island, or the Gulf Islands to chat with an Information & Referral Specialist, seven days a week between 8am to 11pm.
Chat: Available from anywhere in B.C. through web chat between 8am to 11pm, seven days a week.
bc211 is provided by 211 British Columbia Services Society.