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Health Check Launches Eat for a Healthy Beat Campaign

Date: 05-05-2014

OTTAWA, ON – May 5, 2014 —Health Check is spreading the word about the importance of women’s heart health with its Eat for a Healthy Beat campaign in support of the Heart Truth. From May 5-18th, Health Check is arming Canadians with free tips, resources and healthy celebrity recipes.

“This is our fourth year sponsoring the Heart Truth,” said Terry Dean, Director, Health Check. “Helping Canadians eat well and empowering them to live healthy lives is what Health Check is all about, and this campaign has something for everyone.”

The campaign offers a chance to win great prizes, including one of 10 $250 grocery gift cards and designer aprons created specifically for Health Check by Canadian fashion design students. Those interested in entering the contest can enter at facebook.com/eatforahealthybeat or healthcheck.org.

The following healthy recipes from well-known Canadians in culture, entertainment, and sports are available for download now at healthcheck.org. The delicious recipes meet Health Check nutrient criteria, developed by Heart and Stroke Foundation registered dietitians, based on Canada’s Food Guide:

 

Alice Kuipers and Yann Martel, Authors – Easy Chicken Supper

Nanette Workman, Singer – Crab Cakes

Cheryl Hickey, Television Personality, Canada – Hearty Chard

Ben Miner, Comedian – Cauliflower Potato Soup

Colin Mochrie, Comedian – Mince Tatties

Jeremy Fisher, Singer - Judi's Meat Casserole

Jully Black, Singer – Breakfast of Champions

Gary Roberts, Former NHL player – Date Squares

Shannon Tweed-Simmons, Television Personality – Chili

Isabelle Maréchal, Radio Personality - Sautéed wild mushrooms with fresh herbs

 

Canadians are encouraged to ‘like’ the Eat for a Healthy Beat Facebook page and follow Health Check on Twitter @HSFHealthCheck to stay up-to-date on the latest from the campaign.

About Health Check

Health Check is the food information program of The Heart and Stroke Foundation. It is the only third-party, non-profit national program of its kind in Canada. Health Check is the one way that the Foundation helps Canadians eat well. The Health Check logo can be found on menus and products in Canada. Each product or menu item that displays the logo must meet strict nutrient criteria developed by the Foundation’s registered dietitians. Health Check also provides Canadians with a suite of free resources on healthcheck.org.  

 

 

Media inquiries:

 

Matt Salvatore

Communications Manager, Health Check

[email protected]

613-569-4361 ext.318

 

Marketa Stastna

Communications Coordinator, Health Check

[email protected]

613-569-4361 ext.331

 

 

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