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Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Shine Healthy Recipe Contest!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Shine Healthy Recipe Contest this year. There were many healthy and delicious recipes submitted, but only two recipes could be selected to win the prize and be featured in the HHSVA Cafeterias on June 14th. 

Congratulations to Janet Young (winner of best Main Dish) and Heather McKean (winner of Best Snack) on their recipe success. Both Janet and Heather received a $50 Give Card for sharing their winning submissions

You can try the winning recipes for yourself on Tuesday, June 14th in the HHS Cafeterias. Click here for details!
  Pictured (from left): Janet Young, Eric Wood (HHSVA Chef), and Heather McKean

Treat yourself and your family to the winning recipes at home!

Category: Best Snack
Winner: Heather McKean
Recipe: Caprese Kabobs

Category: Best Main Dish
Winner: Janet Young
Recipe: Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Quinoa Chili 

Bon Appetite!


In Case You Missed It...

Here are the 2015 Contest Winners and Recipes!

Congratulations to our winners of the first-ever Shine Healthy Recipe Contest! Both winners received a $50 Give Card for their tasty submissions and had their recipe featured in the HHSVA Cafes and Cafeterias across the organization on June 11th and 24th, 2015.

Winner: Anna Muir
Site: MUMC, Neonatal Department
Position: Registered Nurse
Category: Main Dish
Recipe: Spaghetti Squash Pie

Winner: Katelyn Ferreira
Site: Chedoke
Position: Security Professional 
Category: Snack
Recipe: Seeds Ahoy!

Shine Healthy Recipe Contest 2016

UPDATE: Deadline extended to April 15th!!!

Back by popular demand, the Shine Healthy Recipe Contest is taking place again during “Nutrition Month” (March) 2016, so pick your favourite healthy recipe to share and enter to win! We can't wait to see what recipes you submit to show how good it tastes to eat healthy.

Entering is easy! - just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Read the Contest Rules & Regulations
Step 2: Select your favourite healthy recipe, prepare it, and take a photo of your creation
Step 3: Complete and submit the Shine Healthy Recipe Contest Entry Form (below)
Step 4: Share and create buzz about the contest and invite others to participate!

About the Contest
The Shine Wellness Program invites you to showcase your creative genius by entering your favourite healthy recipe. Winners will receive a $50 Give Card (redeemable at all HHSVA shops), generously donated by the HHS Volunteer Association. The winning recipes will also be featured in the HHSVA Cafeterias, as well as be highlighted in the Shine e-Newsletter (Summer Issue) and on the Recipes page of the Shine website. 

How To Enter
To enter Shine Healthy Recipe Contest you must submit a recipe and photo (taken during your own cooking/preparation) using the contest entry form that will be posted below as of March 1st, 2016.

Entry Criteria
Recipes may be entered in either or both of the following two categories, with a limit of one entry per person per category.

  • Best in Main Dish
  • Best in Snack

Judging Criteria
All recipes will be reviewed by City of Hamilton Public Health Services Registered Dietitian, as well as HHSVA Chef representatives. Winners will be selected based on nutritional analysis of recipe, level of difficulty (the easier, the better!) and, of course, TASTE!!!

Get Cooking!

Help Us Spread the Word:

Contest Flyer
Rules and Regulations

Did You Know?
March is Nutrition Month! 

The Theme of 2016 is "Take a 100 Meal Journey: Make Small Changes, One Meal at a Time"

Check out these Fact Sheets from the Dietitians of Canada:

Week 1: Get Ready!
Week 2: Quality Counts
Week 3: Prioritize Portion Size
Week 4: Try Something New
Week 5: Make It Stick


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CookspirationBe inspired to cook any time, day or night with Cookspiration, created by Dietitians of Canada. Recipe ideas are served up to suit your mood and schedule.


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When hunger strikes at work...
Do Something "Good for You"

The Good for You program was designed with your health in mind. 

Food items that offer a healthier option for meals or snacks are identified by the green Good for You sticker. Options vary from entrees, salads, sandwiches, soups, and more at all HHSVA operated cafes and cafeterias. Check out the flyer!

Just look for the sticker and the choice is up to you!

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