Do you need vitamin and mineral supplements to be healthy?


Vitamin and mineral supplements can’t replace the benefits of healthy food or provide nutrients such as fibre, carbohydrates, essential fats and protein. Most healthy people can meet their vitamin and mineral needs by following Canada’s Food Guide. There are some times in your life, however, when you might need supplements. For example, Canada’s Food Guide recommends that adults over the age of 50 take 400 IU of vitamin D each day. Also, women who could become pregnant, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding need a daily multivitamin with folic acid. Talk to your doctor or Registered Dietitian about your needs before taking any supplements. For more information visit the nutrition display at Clearspring Centre outside the clinic. Or visit the Dieticians of Canada website.

Anna’s House is a family resource center in Steinbach. It is dedicated to serve expectant parents and families with young children. They have different programs running for a variety of range of participants including pre and postnatal group, discovery zone which is for children from 6 to 18 months, teen parent program and more. Anna’s House is hosting its first annual baby shower. It takes place March 23, 2012 and all are welcome. Just bring an item for new moms such as new baby clothes, diapers and toys.


Food and Nutrition