Meet the Team

Welcome to the Prince Edward Island Healthy Eating Alliance.

The Healthy Eating Alliance (HEA) works to improve the healthy eating habits of all Islanders. Here, you’ll find credible nutrition information, healthy eating tips and resources, upcoming events and more. Check us out, and come back often to see what’s happening.

The PEI Healthy Eating Alliance is currently not in operation since funds allocated for the 2015-2016 year (ending March 31, 2016) have been spent.  The HEA is working with government to secure funding for the 2016-2017 year based on our common objectives.  

We apologize for any inconvenience. If this matter is urgent, please contact HEA President Jennifer Taylor at 902 566 3277.

Meet the Team

Happenings

March is Nutrition Month! Are You Hungry for a Challenge?

Celebrate Nutrition Month with HEA and go!PEI's "Hungry for a Challenge". From March 14-20, go!PEI is challenging all islanders to [...]

Count Your Cubes! The Sugary Drink Challenge

Count Your Cubes! The Sugary Drink Challenge This February, the PEI Healthy Eating Alliance, in partnership with the Heart and [...]

HEA Annual General Meeting

HEA Annual General Meeting Mark your calendars! The PEI Healthy Eating Alliance Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, [...]

Etoile Sante (Health Star)

Etoile Sante (Health Star) Congratulations to Melissa Arsenault, Registered Dietitian with PEI Healthy Eating Alliance, who was awarded the [...]

                           Heart & Stroke Foundation PEI – Feature Member  

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June is “Stroke Month” and the PEI Healthy Eating Alliance is pleased to be working with the PEI Heart & Stroke Foundation to raise awareness about excess sugar consumption, which can lead to stroke.It is estimated that Canadians consume as much as 13% of their total calorie intake from added sugars.Excess sugar consumption is associated with adverse health effects including heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes, high blood cholesterol, cancer and dental caries (cavities).Individuals who consume more than 10% (but less than 25%) of total calories from added sugar have a 30% higher risk of death from heart disease or stroke compared to those who consume less than 10%. For those who consume 25% or more of calories from added sugar, the risk is nearly tripled.
Sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) are the single largest contributor of sugar in the diet. A single 355 mL can of sugar-sweetened soda contains up to 40 grams (about 10 teaspoons) of sugar and no health benefits.
The PEI Healthy Eating Alliance is working with the Heart & Stroke Federation PEI to educate Islanders about ways to reduce their sugary drink consumption. For more information, check out HSF Be Sugar Smart.

The PEI Healthy Eating Alliance works with members and other stakeholders to improve Islander’s nutritional health through:

  • increased access and availability of healthy foods in various places
  • enhanced nutrition knowledge of how to choose healthy foods and beverages
  • improved food skills in order to prepare healthy meals and snacks
  • improved ability to purchase healthy food

Contact us to be part of the healthy food movement.