Merkato has partnered with the Canadian Health Food Association to develop and share a decade-by-decade guide that encourages Canadians to go ‘Au natural’ with their skin care routine. From DIY natural beauty recipes to infographics to how-to videos, chfa.ca has all the information you need to ensure the story your skin tells is one of health and wellness. For more great tips on how to rethink and refresh your skin care routine as you age, check out this fun segment on Canada AM.
March is Nutrition Month and to celebrate, Merkato is working with Dietitians of Canada to encourage Canadians to eat well at work. In a national Ipsos pole almost half of Canadians (45%) reported that eating healthy meals and snacks while at work is a challenge. Throughout Nutrition Month, Merkato will help dietitians across Canada to share their food and nutrition expertise, serving up tips to: combat rushed mornings; improve choices at meetings, events and in the workplace including how fight the mid-day slump and manage commuter cravings. For more info visit dietitians.ca.
Today the Ontario government finally unveiled its version of the revamped H&PE (sex education curriculum) with a promise to implement it fully in the fall of 2015. Chris Markham, CEO of Ophea, is asking all of us to understand that curriculum and why Ontario’s students urgently need it to grow up healthy, happy and safe. Please read his piece in the Ottawa Citizen here. Congratulations to Ophea who Merkato has worked diligently with over the past five years to bring this programming forward. All of us at Merkato join with Ophea and other leading organizations to urge the Wynne government to keep their promise.
With winter in full swing, Canadians are eager for the inside scoop on new, effective ways to optimize their health, naturally, throughout the season and into the New Year. The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) is the voice of the natural health industry and the authoritative source for what is trending in the industry. CHFA has announced the top five trends Canadians should be aware of when shopping at their local health food store in 2015. Merkato worked with the CHFA to secure this article in the Huffington Post and create a quick and fun video on what is trending in natural health right now you can watch here.
The organic industry in Canada is growing fast and the options for Canadians choosing to go organic are on the rise as well. But – Canadians are a curious people, and many still want more answers to what we put on our plates every day. Merkato was able to secure a feature in the Sun Media papers that informs Canadians where to learn more about Organic Week and encourage them to celebrate by making three healthy all organic recipes. You can access these recipes at CHFA.ca
Merkato is proud to have delivered outstanding results for Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization. A feature article by Ross Marowits with the Canadian Press was covered by news organizations across Canada including The Globe and Mail, Chronicle Herald, Toronto Star, Winnipeg Free Press, National Post and The Huffington Post. We are now turning our attention to television, radio and other outlets to continue sharing this important story.
Canadian two-time Olympic medalist and four-time Olympic Triathlete, Simon Whitfield recently partnered with Merkato and Recharge with Milk to share his inspirational tips to help get Canadians in shape for summer. Residents of Ontario and Atlantic Canada also have the chance to win a twelve week training program with Simon in preparation for either the 2015 Mississauga or Halifax Blue Nose Marathon. Contest ends May 25 – register today at RechargewithMilk.ca
Merkato has teamed up with the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) to encourage Canadians to optimize our pets’ health naturally this April. Simply visit chfa.ca for natural veterinarian-recommended tips for your pet’s exercise, diet, dental, and skin and fur care. Be sure to check out the instructional infographics for specific natural health solutions for cats and dogs as well.
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