Keeping track of a family and a household’s finances at the same time is never easy. It’s equally as difficult to admit that you need some help getting back on track with your finances. As difficult as it is to realize, everyone could use some support and you are not alone. The Credit Counselling Society is here to offer support at no cost and help you and your family improve your financial knowledge. They offer online budgeting tools and other resources to sustain what is learnt in Hunger Actions workshops. I strongly suggest you check them out.
EATracker lets you track your day’s food and activity choices and compares them to the guidelines laid out by Health Canada. For more details about the recommendations, their interpretation and data sources view the EATracker backgrounder
EATracker assesses your food choices and provides personalized feedback on your total intake of energy (calories) and essential nutrients and compares this to what is recommended for your age, gender, and activity level. It also determines your body mass index (BMI) and provides information to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
Not only can you track your food and activity choices but you can review your progress over time! To “get tracking”, click on “Take the Assessment” and see how you measure up. You can also view a demonstration of EATracker. Once you complete the initial assessment, you will need to register to access EATracker.
Begin your assessment here.