Nutrition Month for Seniors

Celebrate National Nutrition Month in March with free programs that encourage older adults to learn more about nutrition and wellness.

Healthy Eating on a Budget

March 5
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre, 333 Erie Ave.
Brant Community Food Educators will lead a presentation on healthy eating on a budget with a focus on Canada’s Food Guide. Participants will receive take-home recipes that are both health and budget-friendly. To register, email or call 519-759-4150 ext. 5986.

Flavours of Brantford

March 7, 14, 21 and 28
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Grand River Community Health Centre, 363 Colborne St.
Join this unique and fun program that brings you different flavors of Brantford every week. Learn how to cook simple and diverse meals that you can try at home. Explore new culinary possibilities with this cooking program and learn about Brantford’s diverse community.  To register, email or call 519-759-4150 ext. 5986. Each date will focus on a different cuisine: 

  • March 7 - French Cuisine - Ratatouille with Gougères (French Cheese Puffs) 
  • March 14 - Indian Cuisine- Chicken Curry with Kachumber Salad 
  • March 21 - Middle Eastern Cuisine - Falafel Sandwich with Tomato Salad 
  • March 28 - Spanish Cuisine - Beef Enchiladas with Patatas Bravas (Spanish Potatoes) 
Yoga, Wellness and Nutrition

March 12
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Brantford Public Library - Main Branch, 173 Colborne St.
Come join certified yoga teacher Joy VanderVlist for a gentle and accessible yoga session with the support of a chair while discussing the importance of stretching for your bone and muscle health, the importance of drinking water and how yoga ties in with nutrition. To register, email or call 519-759-4150 ext. 5986.

Introduction to Growing a Food Garden at Home

March 19
1 p.m. to 3 p.m
Woodman Park Community Centre - Camp Room, 491 Grey St. 
Join Equal Ground Community Gardens to learn how to implement a food garden in your own home. You'll learn about how to plan and plant a food garden, maintaining the garden in an ergonomic way, and utilizing seasonal produce in your kitchen. Equal Ground will also share information and resources about their various gardening programs and how you can get involved, as well as sharing a number of seed packets for you to take home. To register, email or call 519-759-4150 ext. 5986

Nutrition for your Bones

March 27
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Community Kitchen at Grand River Community Health Centre, 363 Colborne St.
Join Melissa Siegel, Registered Dietitian to learn the nutrition recommendations and lifestyle tips to support your bone health as you age. Sample a nutritious snack through a food demonstration led by Melissa. To register, email or call Melissa Siegel at or 519-754-0777 ext. 479.