The Speaking of Food and Healthy Living Award is an annual national program that was created in 1998. The Award is designed to encourage and recognize collaborative efforts that help Canadians practice healthy eating and active living.
Award recipients are selected by a panel of leaders from the dietetic profession, active living, food industry, media, academia and government. The competition is open to individuals, groups, media, dietitians, health professionals, government, non-profit organizations, retailers, commodity groups and food and food service industries.
Six Regional winners each receive recognition and a Certificate of Merit. One national award winner receives an Award of Excellence and a $2,500 cash prize. All recipients are recognized at an awards ceremony at the annual Dietitians of Canada Conference. Travel and accommodation expenses are provided for all award recipients.
The Dietitians of Canada and Kraft Canada have worked together for eleven years to recognize innovative programs that have redefined ways to promote healthy living in schools, communities, hearts and minds across Canada. This page is dedicated to our award recipients and to every Canadian they’ve served by helping them live a healthier lifestyle. It is also about sharing program ideas and inspiring others to adapt them and bring them to life across the country. By coming together we’ve helped millions of Canadians make their lives healthier. Dietitians of Canada and Kraft Canada congratulate all our winners and invite you to join us in pursing this worthy cause.