Healthy ways to stock your “pandemic pantry” - LifeSpeak’s COVID-19 Expert Blog series #3

July 6, 2020 – Defence Stories

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Ordering more take-out lately? Tired of frozen pizza? Looking for some healthy inspiration in your pandemic pantry? If so, LifeSpeak’s COVID-19 Expert Blog series can help!

This week’s featured Blog is Healthy Foods to Have on Hand during the Pandemic, created by Dr. Isabelle Huot

Buying healthy food can be a challenge at the best of times, but grocery shopping these days can be even more difficult. Dr. Huot has a PhD in Nutrition and is here to help. She will talk about healthy, nutritious foods for your pantry, refrigerator and freezer, so you can plan your menus ahead of time, and help your family stay fit and healthy during this challenging time.

Click here to learn how to take your pandemic pantry to new heights.

Why LifeSpeak?

Great question! LifeSpeak is a web-based service that offers anonymous access to hundreds of short videos. They feature leading experts discussing everyday issues that affect all of us from time-to-time.

LifeSpeak is available to both Civilian and Military Defence Team Members.

To log-in:

  • Visit and select “Group Account”
  • Click either Canadian Armed Forces or Department of National Defence (Civilian)
  • Input client password: canada

To learn more about services that can help you navigate these challenging times, check-out the resources below.

Defence Team Members can access help in the following ways:

Referral Agents (RA)s for Civilians —DND employees provide confidential active-listening skills and resources to employees in need and can be contacted during regular working hours.

Contact HR Connect at 1-833-747-6363 to be connected with a readily available agent from 0800-1600 hrs Mon-Fri, or Contact the EAP Corporate Office. A referral agent will be in contact with you within 24 hours.

Health Canada – Employee Assistance Services (EAS) for Civilians

Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program (CFMAP) - Members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Veterans, and their families can access free, confidential counseling, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-268-7708 or TDD 1-800-567-5803 (hearing impaired).

LifeSpeak for Military members and Civilians — As mentioned above LifeSpeak is a web-based service that offers free confidential access to hundreds of short videos by experts on everyday issues.

  • Visit or download the app.
  • Select Canadian Armed Forces or Department of National Defence (Civilian) and input corporate ID: canada.

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