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Healthy Eating

Let us help you make the healthiest choices possible! As you know, the food choices you make anywhere, anytime are linked to your health today and into the future. We believe that healthy food can be delicious. Learn more about healthy eating through our great tasting recipes.

Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide is all about balance. Eating great tasting foods from the four food groups provides your body with all the nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, protein, essential fats you need through all stages of your life.

Let’s make meal preparation and mealtime a family event! Learn how you and your family can make quick healthy meals that taste great together. Get cooking today with these helpful tips, tricks and resources!

Looking to learn about nutrition and develop your cooking skills? Check out one of our free community programs Come Cook with Us! These cooking classes are a great chance to gain confidence in the kitchen and have fun as you learn.

Our key message is Take Action to Reduce Sodium. We will help you find ways to eat unprocessed and homemade foods more often. That way you can control the amount of salt you eat and still enjoy the great taste of food.

Questions about healthy eating? You can ask general nutrition questions and receive immediate answers by phone or email from a Registered Dietitian at EatRight Ontario. This is a free service. Call 1-877-510-5102.

Our public health nutritionists are your source for reliable information on:

Peterborough is a caring community that comes together to make sure all community members can afford to choose the healthiest foods possible. Our community has a vibrant Community Food Network that meets monthly to coordinate all activities that involve food- from food banks to community meals; from community gardens to cooking classes; from farmers markets to food boxes.

Do you know someone who is struggling to get enough food for themselves or their family? Are you looking for some cooking classes to help you make quick, nourishing meals? You can find everything you need to know about food security at the website Food in Peterborough.

Our Public Health Nutritionists are Registered Dietitians. They promote reliable nutrition information based on scientific studies and professional standards set by Dietitians of Canada.

Community Services Map

Peterborough City and County Community Services Map (Click on “Food” tab to search food programs)


Registered Dietitians in Peterborough

Dietitians of Canada

EatRight Ontario

Food in Peterborough

Healthy Eating Manual

Reading Nutrition Labels

Sodium 101

Eating at Restaurants?

Food For All

Menu Labelling – Food Premises

Nutrition Labelling

EatRight Menu Planner


Nourish Project