As a dietitian, I’m often asked by pregnant clients what foods they should eat to help their baby’s brain develop. The easy answer is to choose foods high in DHA, a type of omega-3 fat. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, it’s important to get enough DHA. This healthy fat can be your infant’s best friend even… Continue reading Foods to support baby’s brain development
Winter is here and it may hang around for a little longer than we would like! Getting important nutrients from the foods you eat is one of the best ways to strengthen your immune system while helping your baby grow. Four tips to practice eating well this winter season: Eat vegetables and fruits: These will… Continue reading Top 4 winter nutrition tips
Health Canada has recently released a newer version of Canada's Food Guide to help us make healthier choices. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you already know the importance of healthy eating for you and your baby. One new key message is one that encourages Canadians to cook more often. 5 benefits of cooking often:… Continue reading Healthy recipe: Spinach cottage cheese lasagna
There is nothing like the start of a new year that motivates us for healthy choices and goal making, right? Whatever goal you chose for yourself this year, you can achieve them with a healthy body/mind. Today, I am sharing my top 5 tips to help you continue with healthy habits and boost your energy… Continue reading 5 Tips for a healthier you!
At this time of the year we can rely on hearty warm soups that will keep us healthy and satisfied until the spring time. This is what Bradie Hutton, our nutrition student would like to share on this topic. Recipe included! With fall quickly disappearing before our eyes, this flavourful soup will help warm your… Continue reading Warm-up with Curried Sweet Potato & Lentil soup
My job is to counsel pregnant individuals for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. One of the most common concerns that I see in 90% of my clients is the struggle with low iron levels. Many share that they feel tired, weak, have difficulty concentrating, feel lightheaded, have cold hands/feet or suffer headaches. And… Continue reading Why do you need more iron during pregnancy?
The topic of calcium comes up often as a question when I am counselling expectant parents or teaching group classes. Most people are aware that it is important to get calcium for strong bones and teeth. But did you know that calcium also plays an important role in maintaining healthy heartbeat, normal blood pressure, healthy… Continue reading Pregnant? Get the facts on calcium!
In my day to day job as a dietitian, I help pregnant individuals set and achieve healthy eating goals for themselves and their babies. Sometimes, I see expectant parents who have strong cravings for non-food items but feel embarrassed to talk about it with their health care professional. So it often goes unreported and undiagnosed.… Continue reading Help! Why am I craving non-food items?
As we start the New Year, we may think about making healthy lifestyle changes. Part of eating well is making sure you get enough protein to help build, maintain, and repair tissues in your body. Why is protein important? You need protein. When you eat food that contains protein, the digestive juices in your stomach… Continue reading Protein in pregnancy: Why it’s important and how can I get enough?
Busy morning and rushing out of the house? Feel too busy to prepare breakfast and now your stomach reminds you that it's mid-morning and you haven’t eaten yet? Eating regularly is more important during pregnancy because the food you eat gives your body and baby nutrition and energy. As a dietitian, I hear many reasons why… Continue reading Busy morning? 7 ideas for breakfast-on-the-go