Canadians plan to eat healthier post-pandemic: survey

Canadians are seeing the post-pandemic period as an opportunity to adopt a healthier lifestyle by eating healthier, according to a national survey by Hill+Knowlton Strategies about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Canadians.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the importance of both physical and mental health to the forefront," said Michelle McLean, National Health + Wellness Sector Lead at H+K. "There is an opportunity for both public sector organizations and private sector businesses focused on wellness to capitalize on these trends whether it's related to physical exercise, mental health, self-care, or nutrition."

"The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the importance of both physical and mental health to the forefront," says Michelle McLean, National Health + Wellness Sector lead at H+K. "There is an opportunity for both public sector organizations and private sector businesses focused on wellness to capitalize on these trends whether it's related to physical exercise, mental health, self-care, or nutrition."

The survey, which took place the first week of May, found that 26 per cent of respondents said they plan to eat healthier after COVID-restrictions are lifted with 41 per cent of respondents aged 18-24 indicating that was their intention.

Participants also said they plan to use virtual health care and exercise more after pandemic restrictions are lifted.

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