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Grey-Bruce Heart Health News

September 2000

 

 Active Ontario

The Active Ontario strategy targets the estimated 62% of the population that is currently inactive; people who are not active enough to benefit their health.

The Active Ontario strategy does not aim at radical change, but stresses moderate enjoyable activities that people can build into their everyday lives, such as walking for fifteen minutes.  It targets people in seven settings – in communities, homes, schools and workplaces, through the recreation system, the sports system and the health system.

The challenge is to make the changes necessary in these settings so that they are conducive to helping people build more physical activity into their lifestyles.  Currently, more than 7 million people in Ontario alone are not active enough to benefit their health.

For more information on the Active Ontario strategy and resources contact Betty Perkins, Public Health Nurse, 881-1920 or 1-800-821-7714.


 

Coming Events

Sept. 29/30  “Strategic Planning Retreat for Bruce Grey Trails Network”
Call Elizabeth Gravely, Trails Co-ordinator 519-364-1255 for details.

 

Oct. 1  “Take a Hike Day”
Enjoy the trails in our area with your family.
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Get Active Your Way – Every Day.

Oct. 4  Walk Your Child to School”
All schools are invited to participate in Canada’s National 
Walk a Child to School Day event.  Information available at:
www.goforgreen.ca

Oct. 17  Women and Heart Disease Symposium”
7 – 9 p.m. – Rockwood Terrace, Durham
Guest Speaker: Dr. Heather Arthur, Heart and Stroke
Foundation Researcher
Contact: Karen Rawn 1-800-394-6643 or 369-3318

Oct. 24  Workshop for Recreation Programmers”
9:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Owen Sound
Guest Speaker: Nancy Dubois
To register and receive more information:
www.activeontario.org and click on “Recreation Workshops”

Oct. 24  “Building Children’s Self Esteem through Sport”
7 – 9 p.m. – Kincardine Davidson Centre
Guest Speaker: David Carmichael from ParticipACTION
To register call: 881-1920 or 1-800-821-7714

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Grey-Bruce Heart Health

If you would like to volunteer, get more information or be on our mailing list, please contact the Grey-Bruce Heart Health Co-ordinator:

 c/o Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Health Unit
920 First Avenue West
Owen Sound ON N4K 2K5
Phone:  (519) 376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456
Fax: (519) 376-1287


The Business Case for Active Living at Work

Since 13 million Canadians spend half of their waking life at work, it is vital to find ways to increase physical activity at the workplace.  Active living policies and programs also make good business sense.  Health Canada will be launching “The Business Case for Active Living at Work” at the end of October, 2000.  It is an on-line tool.  The potential corporate benefits of active living include:

  •  reduced absenteeism and turnover

  • improved job satisfaction

  • improved employee morale

  • enhanced productivity

  • reduced short- and long-term disability

  • reduced levels of worker’s compensation

 

 

The Business Case will be posted at www.activelivingatwork.com.  You can access the site on a pre-launch format and register for the launch.  Sign up today.

www.activeliving.org

 

"The most exciting breakthrough in physical activity since the running shoe"

 The new Active Ontario Network and Website is designed to provide physical activity leaders with the tools they need to engage more people in the benefits of physical activity.

  •  up-to-date information

  •  access to free materials

  • new resources

  • opportunities to exchange ideas and more---

 

Eating Out - Part 3

Healthy Restaurant Meals

Fat Content of Selected Items From Fast Food Restaurants

 Although many fast foods are high in fat, by making sensible choices and balancing higher fat food choices with lower-fat ones you can stay within a healthy range of fat intake.

 The following table shows what that healthy range is for you:

 

Healthy Fat Intake

 

Upper  Limits  (Daily)

  19 – 24 yrs.  25 – 49 yrs. 50-74 yrs.
Females 70 g.   63 g. 60 g.
Males 100 g 90 g.   77 g.

5 g. is the amount of fat in one teaspoon of vegetable oil.

 

Harvey’s ®

(Based of Harvey’s Nutrition and Food Sensitivity Guide, Feb. 1997)

 

grams of fat

calories

ULTRA Hamburger TM

Original Hamburger with cheese

Charbroiled Chicken Sandwich

Hot Dog

Poutine

Onion Rings (regular size)

19.0

22.0

4.7

11.7

42.9

19.9

409

418

264

 

 


Tim Hortons ®

(based on Tim Hortons Nutrition Guide, Nov 1998)

 

grams of fat

calories

Plain bagel

Light Cream Cheese (1.5 oz.)

Apple Fritter

Chocolate Glaze (cake) donut

Boston Cream donut

Chocolate Chip Muffin

Raisin Bran Muffin

Low-fat Cranberry Muffin

Hearty Vegetable Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Albacore Tuna Salad Sandwich

Garden Vegetable Sandwich

2.0

8.0

15.0

22.0

8.0

16.0

11.0

2.0

3.0

9.0

8.0

24.0

290

102

341

374

257

425

360

280

124

207

345

439

 

 

McDonald’s ®

(based on McDonald’s Food Facts, June 1999 McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada)

 

grams of fat

calories

Big Mac ®

Cheeseburger

Quarter Pounder ® with cheese

Chicken ‘n Salad McWrap

McChicken ®

Deluxe Personal Pizza

French Fries (large size)

Chicken McNuggets ® (6 pieces)

Egg McMuffin ®

Hash Brown Potatoes

Baked Apple Pie

Chocolate Milk Shake

Twist Cone (ice milk)

30.0

14.0

30.0

9.5

29.0

27.0

24.0

14.0

12.0

7.4

14.0

9.0

4.5

541

311

534

377

533

580

519

235

322

131

280

350

152


 

Wendy’s ®

(Based on Wendy’s Nutrition/Ingredient Guide, 1999)

 

grams of fat

calories

Plain Single Hamburger

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Chicken Caesar Fresh 

   Stuffed Pita TM 

Taco Salad

French Fries (“Biggie”)

Sour Cream & Chives 

   Baked Potato

Chili (large)

Chicken Nuggets (5 pieces)

Frosty TM  Dairy Dessert (medium)

16.0

7.7

21.0

 

18.0

23.0

4.3

 

9.9

14.9

11.0

360

310

500

 

 

470

 

 

 

210

440

 

Subway ®

based on Subway ® Nutrition Guide, 1998  

Note: Value based on 6” size and do not include cheese

 or condiments

 

grams of fat

calories

Veggie Delite

Turkey Breast

Roast Beef

Tuna (made with light mayonnaise-type dressing)

Cold Cut Trio

Steak & Cheese

Meatball

Roasted Chicken

2.8

3.8

4.0

17.0

16.0

9.5

16.0

6.0

232

275

277

404

 430

360

427

336


Grey-Bruce Heart Health presented
The 8th annual "Challenge the Pro's"
June 24th 2000
@ the Saugeen District Secondary School in Port Elgin
In spite of a last minute venue change and slightly inclement weather
this event was a great success once again!
 The planning committee as well as
Grey-Bruce Heart Health steering committee would like to extend a HUGE THANK-YOU
to the many athletes and volunteers
as well as Bruce Municipal Telephone Systems
& Ontario Power Generation
who so generously supported this event.
It would never have been possible without you.
We are in the process of evaluating this event and we are always looking for input and assistance with planning for next year.
If you have any comments or would like to be involved please contact Susan Shular by e-mail at sshular@bmts.com

 

 

It's a bird… It's a plane… It's 'Movin" On"!!!

As our children return to school, Movin' On continues to enable them to leap tall buildings in a single bound - or at least run around the world!  Movin' On, a school-based physical activity program, encourages children to walk or run during lunch and recess.  The kilometres for each child are accumulated, and the school travels across the countries of the world.

This year, 11 new schools are introducing the program to their students.  This brings the total of Grey Bruce schools offering Movin' On, to 28.  If your children attend a school offering the program, encourage them to take part and make physical activity a regular part of their day.  If you would like to see this program in your child's school, contact your school's principal to show your support.  Adult volunteers are welcome in most schools to help with entering mileage into the computer and other tasks.

Congratulations to the Outdoor Education Centre, whose students completed the entire journey around the world!!  What a 'Super' achievement!


Grey-Bruce Heart Health Partners include the following:  Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Health Unit, Bluewater District School Board, Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board, St. John Ambulance, Canadian Cancer Society Bluewater Unit, Owen Sound Family "Y", Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Lake Huron Zone Recreationists Association, Grey-Bruce Health Services, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, The Lung Association, Beaver Valley Outreach, Grey-Bruce Food Security Network, Market Grey-Bruce, Community Coalition for Prevention of Falls in Older Adults, Grey Bruce Council on Smoking and Health, Saugeen Shores Community Services, Grey-Bruce Nutrition Committee.  If you would like more information on Grey-Bruce Heart Health, contact Susan Shular, Heart Health Coordinator at 1-800-263-3456 or 376-9420.

Funding for Heart Health initiatives is provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and is matched dollar for dollar by in-kind contributions from the Board of Health and from the project partners.

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