The Dish on Yogurt

“Low fat,” “no-fat,” “plain,” “flavoured,” “Greek,” “grass-fed,” and the new kid on the block “Icelandic” are all words that describe a variety of yogurt that can be found sitting in the dairy cooler of your local grocery store. It is ironic how complex yogurt can be considering it originated as a way to preserve milk before we had refrigerators. Yogurt is a great way to get a good dose of bone-building calcium into our diet and is also a good source of protein – making it a great snack for kids and adults. But some yogurts may be more like ice-cream with the amount of sugar added to them, so let’s take a look at how to pick the best yogurt for you and your family! 

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Simple Healthy Kitchen Swaps

Spring is in the air! This time of year we tend to find ourselves in the cleaning mood - whether it be our kitchen floors at home, purging dusty sports equipment in the garage, or consuming foods to aid our bodies function. The bottom line is we want to be clean everywhere we can be. So, let's clean up that kitchen pantry with these easy healthy kitchen swaps. (On a serious note - don't contribute to food waste. Be sure to finish what you have before buying anything new.) Now turn up that music and get cleaning!

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Supermarket Dietitian Symposium 8.0

I love my profession but as an unconventional dietitian working in the supermarket I feel lonely sometimes. Retail dietetics is definitely growing in Canada but the States has their shit together. I’m writing this from the annual Supermarket Dietitian Symposium in San Diego, California, whose sole purpose, as a conference is to help retail dietitians share ideas with each other and guess how many Canadian supermarket dietitians are here?

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Potential to Prevent

As we March-into Spring, we celebrate Nutrition Month by unlocking the potential of food. Food is more than just its nutrients – it’s about community, celebrating milestones, improving our health, and preventing disease. Nutrition Month 2018 focuses on the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together. Let’s zoom in and talk about the potential to prevent!

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It's Time to Unlock the Potential of Food

As we round the corner into spring and start appreciating the longer days, the warmer weather and the smell of fresh flowers, it is also time to celebrate Nutrition Month. This March, join dietitians across Canada, as we unlock the potential of food! Food is nourishment, but it is also a lot more. 

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Wine and Good Health: The Benefits of Wine

Wine and good health...sounds like an oxymoron but this widely debated topic has many people on both sides of the coin. Some believe that a moderate amount of red wine can be good for us while others talk about the damages of drinking even small amounts of alcohol. As a neutral mediator weighing both sides of this debate it appears both are technically correct!

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