By Sarah Klein
Adults who rely on Agape Table are taking advantage of a program similar to the Winnipeg’s soup kitchen’s popular kids programming thanks to a Healthy Together Now (HTN) Downtown grant.
The new 12-week pilot program will teach participants about nutrition, how to eat in a healthy manner, how to avoid high-fat and high-sodium choices, and options for getting physically active and living a balanced lifestyle. Participants will also learn some basic information about how to avoid chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.
“A Manitoba Health investment, the Healthy Together Now Downtown committee can support Agape Table in their efforts to empower downtown residents to improve their physical and mental well-being,” said Claire Meiklejohn, downtown community facilitator for the WRHA.
Twelve participants began the program on July 18 and will cover the topics of food budgeting, safe food handling, the benefits of protein and fiber, diabetes, food labelling and portioning, and high blood pressure.