Say "no" to food fads – going forward from #NutritionMonth

Say "no" to food fads – going forward from #NutritionMonth

Let’s face it. Not everything we read online is true. And while many of us know that, it’s still easy to be taken in by popular ideas we see online or hear from friends. (Who doesn’t know someone who’s tried the Atkins Diet, the Grapefruit Diet, the Master Cleanse "Lemonade" Diet, the Paleo Diet, or the Alkaline Diet?)While some popular diet plans may have merit, most fad diets are simply just that: fads. So, how can we really separate food fact from fiction?

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End Mealtime Mayhem

End Mealtime Mayhem

Do you get frustrated after you make a large family meal and your kids only take two bites? Or maybe you wish that there were some go-to meals that everyone could agree upon. The good news is that taking control of the dinner hour is within your reach! My PhD research is focused on family meals and how parent feeding practices during meals influence what and how much preschoolers eat. While my research findings are still TBD, I am really excited to share with you some of my tips for dealing with picky eaters!

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Comfort Foods Worth Craving

Comfort Foods Worth Craving

Aloha friends!

Does a bowl of ice cream make you feel better after a really bad day? Do you turn to carbs for comfort? It’s common to use food as a way to make yourself feel better when you are sad, angry, stressed or tired, especially around this time of year when you might be feeling the winter blues.

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Nutrition Month 2017- Take the Fight out of Food!

Nutrition Month 2017- Take the Fight out of Food!

Do you ever get frustrated by food and nutrition? Maybe you can’t figure out why you feel bloated after eating certain foods, have family mealtimes that are mayhem or are unsure about which foods are best for a particular health condition. I call these “food fights” – they represents times when you struggle with yourself or others about what to eat. Part of my job as a dietitian is to coach people to calm these food fights, so I was super excited that the Nutrition Month 2017 theme is “Take the Fight out of Food” – it’s exactly what I do every day!

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Take the 100 Meal Challenge!

Did you know that you eat approximately 100 meals every month?! March is Nutrition Month in Canada and Dietitians of Canada is challenging us to make small changes to our eating habits one meal at a time. 1 month, 100 meals, lots of opportunities to start new healthy routines! With more than half of adult Canadians (52%) living with chronic diseases such as heart disease or diabetes, and approximately 30% of our children living with overweight or obesity, its time for us to start thinking about sustainable changes to promote life long health among ourselves and the ones we love most! 

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