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Dietitians of Canada

Dietitians of Canada

June 07, 2007 16:00 ET

Top Fuel for Top Performance Honoured for Helping Military Improve Eating Habits

Dietitians of Canada and Kraft Canada recognize "Top Fuel for Top Performance" at the 10th Annual Speaking of Food and Healthy Living Awards

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) -

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A 10-year celebration of successful healthy living programs took place in Vancouver today at the Speaking of Food and Healthy Living Awards, sponsored by Kraft Canada and Dietitians of Canada. Held in connection with the Dietitians of Canada National Conference, the Awards recognized six regional programs for their work in helping Canadians make healthier eating and activity choices. One regional award recipient is selected as the national award recipient. Top Fuel for Top Performance was selected as a regional award recipient for its focus on improving the healthy eating habits of the Canadians military.

Top Fuel for Top Performance is a skill-building nutrition education program designed specifically for the Canadian Forces. Five workshops cover a variety of topics and are delivered on military bases and wings across Canada by trained facilitators. The facilitators help military personnel assess their eating practices, plan nutritional strategies for good health and physical activity, and build skills to encourage food choices to support physical training.

"We know that physical activity and fitness have always been emphasized in the military. Unfortunately, nutrition and healthy eating has not always been given the same priority," says Leanne Knox-Kinsman, spokesperson for the Canadian Forces Health Services. "To be honoured for this initiative helps reinforce the importance of healthy eating to enhance physical performance, as well as reduce risks for chronic disease."

For more information on Top Fuel for Top Performance, as well as details on the national award recipient and the four additional regional recipients, visit www.dietitians.ca.

The Dietitians of Canada and Kraft Canada Speaking of Food and Healthy Living Award: Excellence in Consumer Communication is designed to encourage and recognize initiatives that help Canadians make informed choices about healthy eating and physical activity. The Speaking of Food and Eating Award was created in 1997 in response to the report Speaking of Food and Healthy Eating: A Consumer Perspective, which indicated that Canadians wanted to eat healthier but were confused by conflicting and difficult to understand nutrition messages.

Dietitians of Canada represents over 5,500 dietitians across Canada and is committed to promoting the health and well-being of consumers through food and nutrition. For further information on nutrition and healthy eating, visit Dietitians of Canada's award winning website at www.dietitians.ca.

Kraft Canada Inc. one of Canada's leading food and beverage companies, recognizes the importance of healthy living and provides consumers with a wide range of nutritional choices, and useful healthy eating and physical activity information. Further information on Kraft's broad-based health and wellness initiatives can be found at www.kraftcanada.com.

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