Posts in Dairy
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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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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Nature's Sports Drink

Thanks to celebrities and professional athletes I probably don’t have to reveal what beverage I’m referring to when I say nature’s sports drink…that’s right; you guessed it – coconut water! To give you some background information, coconut water is the liquid found in immature coconuts. The nutritional information varies depending on the maturity of the plant but in general coconut water, compared to a man-made sports drink, contains less sodium, more potassium and slightly less carbohydrates. So, is it for you?

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The Lance Armstrong of Yogurt

In August Lance Armstrong stopped fighting the charges the antidoping agency brought against him and in October was stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles. And today it was announced that Armstrong would resign from his cancer-fighting charity Livestrong. You might be wondering why I’m talking about Lance Armstrong on a food blog…well, it’s because Danone pulled a “Lance Armstrong.”

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