Nutrition is Hard. SOGC Delivers New Website to Make it Easier.
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) is delighted to announce the release of a new website, HerNutrition.ca, to help women of all ages and backgrounds make informed decisions about the food they eat. Accompanying the new website is a tongue-in-cheek social media campaign to raise awareness about healthy and not-so-healthy choices.
“So many medical issues can be avoided by proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to their health, women are more likely to trust a recommendation that comes from health care professionals,” says Dr. Jennifer Blake, CEO. “We have adapted important nutrition data put together by dietitians, researchers and experts in women’s health to provide nutrition guidance for women at all stages of life. Our newest website makes the information accessible and easy to understand, with tips for implementing the recommendations.”
Nutrients are the building blocks of long-term health. It is estimated that about one-third of all cancers can be prevented by eating well, being active, and maintaining a healthy body weight. As women, we have the opportunity to shape the future health of our children and grandchildren through the choices we make before and during pregnancy, and with our children, friends, and family at the dinner table and in the grocery store. When it comes to the food we eat, there are so many options, some healthy, some not; it can be daunting to make choices that meet our needs—especially when those needs keep changing as we age.