On the heels of the incredible success with CBC's Live Right Now, the President's Choice® and PC® Blue Menu™ brands, is proud to be continuing this national initiative designed to inspire Canadians to change the health of our country. Small manageable changes can not only be simple, they can taste great too!
Completely funded by dairy producers, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) promotes the wholesome goodness of milk products as part of a healthy, balanced diet and encourages good nutrition for all Canadians.
With up to 16 essential nutrients and multiple health benefits, from building strong bones to maintaining a healthy weight, milk products are an important part of the healthier lifestyle that DFC and Live Right Now are inspiring Canadians to embrace. Yet, according to the most recent data from the Canadian Community Health Survey, only one in three Canadians gets their recommended daily servings of milk products.
DFC's Get Enough campaign reminds Canadians of the natural nutrient richness and lesser-known health benefits of milk products. To this end, its new online Goal Getters program gives us practical ways to get enough milk products, get active and get more out of every day.
To learn more about the benefits of milk products and how you can get on a path to a healthier lifestyle with the Goal Getters program, visit getenough.ca.
Active for Life's mission is to improve sport and physical activity for Canadians so they become "Active for Life". This national movement supports CBC and Live Right Now's demonstration of how active living is not only important but improves lives. Do you want to learn how to improve sport for your children and your community? Visit us at: www.activeforlife.ca.
Working to ensure every child in Canada attends school well-nourished and ready to learn, Breakfast for Learning helps support and sustain school-based child nutrition programs through grants, ongoing support, and child nutrition resources and research. In 2010-2011, Breakfast for Learning provided funding to 2,384 programs, providing over 44.3 million healthy meals and snacks to over 259,300 children and youth. Visit the site for more information.
Today, more than nine million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes. This means currently one in four Canadians has diabetes or prediabetes - a number estimated to rise to one in three by 2020. Across the country, the Canadian Diabetes Association is leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. The community-based network of supporters help provide education and services to people living with diabetes, advocate for the cause, break ground towards a cure and translate research into practical applications. Visit diabetes.ca or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464) for more information.
The Association is excited to be a part of CBC's powerful initiative allowing Canadians to share ideas, experiences and knowledge amongst one another through an interactive platform. Live Right Now will help educate and motivate Canadians on how to live healthier.
The mission of CON-RCO is to act as a catalyst for addressing obesity in Canada and to foster knowledge translation, capacity building and partnerships among stakeholders so that researchers, health professionals, policy makers and other stakeholders may develop effective solutions to treat and prevent, obesity. Visit the site for more information.
Dietitians of Canada (DC) is the national professional association representing almost 6,000 members at the local, provincial and national levels. DC is one of the largest organizations of dietetic professionals in the world. Visit our site to find trusted advice on food and nutrition and "Dietitians' Views" on key nutrition issues such as: healthy weights for children, food security, caffeine and health, school nutrition policy, nutrition labeling, organic foods, and much more.
"We are delighted to be a part of the Live Right Now campaign. CBC is to be congratulated for working with dietitians and other health professionals to support Canadians to live healthy," says Janice Macdonald registered dietitian and Director, Communications with Dietitians of Canada.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, works to eliminate heart disease and stroke and reduce their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy. Visit our site for more information.
"The Heart and Stroke Foundation is pleased to participate in the Live Right Now campaign. Championing the benefits of healthy living is critical to our own work and the health of all Canadians," says Bobbe Wood, President, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
ParticipACTION is the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada. Originally established in 1971, ParticipACTION was re-launched in 2007 to help prevent the looming inactivity and obesity crisis that faces Canada. As a national not-for-profit organization solely dedicated to inspiring and supporting healthy and active living for Canadians, it works with its partners, which include sport, physical activity, recreation organizations, government and corporate sponsors, to inspire and support Canadians to move more. ParticipACTION is generously supported by Sport Canada. Visit our site www.participaction.com for more information.
"Unfortunately, we are in an inactivity crisis in this country, with over half of Canadian adults considered inactive and only 7% of our children and youth active enough to meet physical activity guidelines. Live Right Now is a fantastic platform to bring this issue to the country's attention so that we can all work towards making small, manageable changes in our lives. Together, we can achieve our vision for a society where Canadians are the most physically active on earth," says Kelly Murumets, President and CEO of ParticipACTION.
YMCA Canada is proud to be on the Advisory Board of Live Right Now. As a charity, the YMCA is dedicated to ensuring that everyone in Canada has the essentials needed to live active healthy lives." says Scott Haldane, President & CEO of YMCA. "To us, health is more than just being active - it's also about having a network of support, a job, good working conditions, education and a safe place to live. We are thrilled that the CBC is taking a holistic view of this subject. Together, we will strengthen our communities in Canada."
The YMCA in Canada is a charity dedicated to nurturing the potential of children, teens and young adults, promoting healthy living, and fostering social responsibility. The YMCA ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive. Rooted in 1,000 communities in Canada, the YMCA has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver lasting personal and social change. Though the world may be unpredictable, one thing remains certain - the YMCA is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, secure and connected children, youth, family and communities. Visit www.ymca.ca for more information.