Our kids need help!

          At first glance, you might think that these store shelves are already stocked for Halloween but you would be wrong. This is “So ready for ...

Your questions answered – pea protein, whey protein & whole foods

  Q: “Do you think pea based protein is superior to whey protein? If so, why?” asks Enlightened Eater reader, Ange D’Andre. A:  Ange, whether one is superior to the ...

Come on Kraft. Are you for real?

Not that long ago, I wrote about Andrew Scheer and his laments about his picky eater son. But then I saw this commercial by Kraft and I had to ask: ...


Watermelon and Bulgur Wheat Salad

Over the years, as its nutritional profile has risen, watermelon has definitely ...

Citrus Barley Salad

  Grain salads are perfect for this time of year.  Together with ...

Grilled Chicken, Rhubarb and Asparagus Salad

Rhubarb and asparagus are two foods that are responsible for much excitement ...

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It’s time to focus on real food – check out Canadian Food Focus

As a dietitian, I’m often called upon by the media to comment on various nutrition issues. But one story that won’t go away is that of the Beyond Meat burger. I’ve been writing about it since January as I had tasted their sausage while in the U.S. earlier that month. It was only after I […]

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Want to save Canada’s new Food Guide? Get political

While I am known for not holding back at various times on my criticism of Health Canada, I don’t usually get political when it comes to my posts. But Andrew Scheer’s ongoing tactics are forcing me to abandon this stance. We have been making great progress in putting the physical health of Canadians ahead of […]

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Things that should be gag but aren’t: a bracelet that zaps you!

Yes there really is such a thing-a bracelet that gives you an electric shock if you’re eating too much. Or possibly just eating at all. I find this shocking and not because of the zaps you may get when you go to eat. It’s just plain wrong. We all know that behaviour plays a major […]

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To the Senate of Canada: Food marketing to kids is not a joke

Have you seen the new campaign by Kraft called #LieLikeAParent? In their press release, the company states, “Let’s be honest, parents lie to their kids. It is their secret weapon in parenting, especially when it comes to food. In fact, 63% of U.S. parents admit to telling instrumental lies to get their kids to clean […]

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Your questions answered: What happened to dairy in the new food guide?

Q: “I read your comments on the new Canadian Food Guide. Would have liked to have you weigh in on the glaring absence of dairy in their guide. Sure this wasn’t an accidental omission. Your take?”, asks Enlightened Eater reader, Ange D’Andre. A: Ange, you’re not alone in your thinking. Many people have expressed concern […]

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What exactly is plant-based eating?

Confusion abounds about what plant-based eating really means. If you’re opting for this style of eating, perhaps you’re a vegan or a vegetarian. Or just maybe you’re neither and include animal products in your diet. Since the new food guide recommendations have come out, there has been a lot of discussion about what this term […]

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Which country ranks first for fewer diet-related deaths?

  I can’t tell you how often, over the years, I’ve heard a client tell me that they have indeed tried to eat better before coming to see me. But what eating better usually means to them is what they have cut out of their diet. It’s always a focus on what they consider to […]

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The Senate of Canada is putting the health of our kids at risk

Shame on them Yes, there have been many discussions about whether the Senate of Canada is an overpaid antiquated institution or if it’s a vital part of our system of governance. But now it seems we need to add a new question to the debate: if it is not a useful institution, is it one […]

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