Canadians tend to struggle with reaching the number of nutrients they need every day, so that's why the month of March is Nutrition Month in Canada.

Every year, there is a new theme that tries to inspire people and to reflect on what needs to be worked on.

"About this year's Nutrition Month theme, it's called 'Unlock the Potential of Food,'" explains Melanie Warken - Public Health Nutritionist with the Saskatchewan Health Authority. "And the theme is intended to support Canadians to think about the potential of food and how they might benefit from it, prepare it and share it."

March was named Nutrition Month because of the above-average rate of overweight and obese individuals in Canada.

Canada adult obesity rate is 20.2 per cent as of 2014. Saskatchewan has a big part in the obesity rate as the province has the fifth highest adult obesity rate of the provinces at 25.1 per cent.

Saskatchewan is behind only the Northwest Territories (33.7 per cent), Newfoundland & Labrador (30.4 per cent), Nova Scotia (27.6 per cent), and New Brunswick (26.4).

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