Tag Archives: Behavior

Is the food industry still calling the shots in formulating healthy eating regulations?

I really did think we were going to see a change in nutrition policy from this government. How could I have been so naïve? I should have known better considering Health Canada first proposed having an Added Sugars line in the new nutrition facts label but then dropped it, even though Canadians said they definitely […]

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Since when did sugar cereals become back-to-school essentials?

Ask Kellogg Canada and Loblaw how they came up with this It’s back to school time and a time to get into healthy routines. So why do we see promotions such as this current one offered by Real Canadian Superstore, a division of Loblaw Canada, and Kellogg Canada? Spend $200 and you get a “Back […]

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Nutrition Month: The importance of breaking bread (or matzo) together

At this time of year, many are preparing for their holiday tables, be it Passover or Easter. It’s a time for families to gather and to break bread together-or matzo – depending on which holiday you are celebrating. But the key point here is that families and friends are sitting together and enjoying traditions, food […]

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The natural sleep remedy melatonin: is it safe and effective?

There’s no doubt that getting enough sleep is key for good health. Too little shut-eye, besides making you feel lousy, is linked to weight gain and a higher risk for today’s common illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. As a result, sleep aids are hot sellers. For some, melatonin is the remedy of choice […]

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Nutrition Month: Unlock the Potential of Food

  Tomorrow marks the start of Dietitians of Canada’s Nutrition Month with this year’s inspiring theme being Unlock the Potential of Food. While food and nutrition regularly make headlines as to the latest research on what may help prevent various ills, there are so many aspects to the potential of food that we have simply […]

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8 tips to spot fad diets and health scams

It’s hard to believe just how many fads come and go. But some get so much hype that it’s really tough to sort through the fact from fiction. Here are some tips to help guide you. • If it promotes common every day foods as being toxic to everyone, steer clear of the recommendation. Case […]

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Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month: Take the fight out of food!

It’s hard to believe it’s already  March and that means, it’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month. This year’s theme, Take the fight out of food!, expresses so much about what is happening on the food and nutrition front nowadays. And front is definitely the right word as many people are at war with their food […]

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It’s holiday time: enjoy thoughtfully

T’is the season to be jolly. It’s definitely a time of year for enjoyment and partying. The “enjoyment” part, though, is sometimes forgotten. For some, stress can be much more evident whether it be due to family pressures or simply due to missing a loved one. But maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing your decadent […]

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