Nutrition · Pregnancy

Help! Why am I craving non-food items?

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?

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it – Nutrition in the News

“The ultimate detox,” and “8 foods to eat for weight loss” are just a few examples of the articles that are in the news. These titles drive us to click on the link because a quick fix sounds appealing. The constant food messages in the news can be confusing and can lead to many unanswered… Continue reading Extra! Extra! Read all about it – Nutrition in the News

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Eggs: Simple tortilla cup recipe

Got Eggs? Ever wonder about the difference between brown and white eggs? Their nutrition is actually the same! The difference is that brown eggs come from hens with brown feathers and white eggs come from hens with white feathers! Eggs can be part of a balanced diet. They’re an excellent source of protein, vitamins and… Continue reading Eggs: Simple tortilla cup recipe

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How many eggs can I eat when I’m pregnant?

This is a question I get asked a lot. And my answer is… as many as you want! Once the nausea is gone, most pregnant individuals can enjoy their regular foods again. Sometimes meat is still a food we can’t eat. So I suggest to add eggs to help keep up with your extra protein… Continue reading How many eggs can I eat when I’m pregnant?

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10 Tips to give your immune system a boost

What can you do to prevent your family from getting sick this season? Stay healthy this season – try these 10 tips: Fill your plate with bright green, red, and orange veggies. Choose broccoli, red pepper, sweet potato, spinach, turnip greens, squash, kale, swish chard, and other dark leafy greens.  These are all packed with… Continue reading 10 Tips to give your immune system a boost

Nutrition · Pregnancy

5 Reasons to attend a Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

Finding out that you’re pregnant can make you feel many different things: happy, excited or even confused, especially as you read more about what to expect. How do you know you’re making the best decisions about your health or your baby’s health? There are so many sources of information available (websites, phone apps, forums), who… Continue reading 5 Reasons to attend a Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

Nutrition · Parenting

Tips to foster healthy eating habits in children

As a dietitian, I often speak to parents about family meal times. Some things parents of young children worry about are when their children refuse to eat, play with their food, won’t eat vegetables, dislike or won’t try new foods, or only want one food. A way to help your children with these concerns is… Continue reading Tips to foster healthy eating habits in children

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Unlock the potential of food!

Each year in March, Dietitians of Canada supports a Nutrition Month campaign to help Canadians connect with food in different ways. For 2018, the focus is on “Unlocking the Potential of Food to Fuel, Discover, Prevent, Heal and Bring us Together.”  I particularly like this year’s theme. It is a good reminder that food has… Continue reading Unlock the potential of food!

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Three reasons that make beets a good choice this winter

I often get puzzled looks when I ask about beets. Some don’t know what beets are and others find them hard to cook with. Why is beet root a good idea? This vegetable is available almost year round in Canada and it is more versatile than you think! My grandma used to grate them raw… Continue reading Three reasons that make beets a good choice this winter