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March is National Nutrition Month

From providing vital nutrients, to giving us the energy we require to get through each day, the food we eat and how we nourish our bodies has a significant impact on our health. Certain foods also have potential health-related benefits – some foods may help fight dementia, and other foods, like Manitoba-grown lingonberries, may help prevent kidney failure.

The Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM) is dedicated to investigating and understanding the potential health benefits of functional foods like lingonberries and flax seed, as well as nutraceuticals and natural health products. Approximately 15 clinical research trials were active last year, testing the health-benefits of everything from peas, to lentils, to canola oil.

During the month of March, learn more about CCARM research and also join the registered dietitians at St. Boniface Hospital for the annual Nutrition Month campaign in the Everett Atrium. From March 6-10, get reliable nutrition advice, information about healthy living, and enter to win great prizes, all while learning how to make eating joyful and pleasurable.

St. Boniface Hospital Foundation is proud to support and fundraise for CCARM.To learn more, visit http://www.sbrc.ca/ccarm/ and www.researchwashere.com.