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Chili Lime Popcorn Snack Mix – Whole grains for Cinco de Mayo

Savoury snack foods tend to have a somewhat unsavoury reputation, nutritionally speaking. Many are ultra-processed and deep-fried with some wearing an undeserved health halo simply for including one vegetable or another in the product’s name. Then there’s popcorn. While it’s often forgotten, popcorn is a whole grain and a super way to add whole grains […]

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Where is the Child Health Protection Act, Justin Trudeau?

  Does anyone remember Bill S-228 – what came to be known as the Child Health Protection Act? It was legislation restricting the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages products, those high in salt, saturated fat and sugar, to children, aged 12 years and younger. It received overwhelming support by both the House of Commons […]

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Money-saving tips for food shopping amidst soaring food prices

We are certainly living during challenging times. First there were lost jobs and reduced work hours due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Supply chains issues went hand in hand with Covid and now war is fueling unprecedented energy costs which is adding to the soaring cost of food. Food insecurity is becoming more widespread. With the […]

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Why the best soup recipe is my mother’s everything soup

  Growing up, there was a standing joke in our family, particularly when we had company for dinner. My parents would offer second servings of whatever was on the menu but there was never any pressure to finish up the food. “It’s OK because we will have it in the soup tomorrow.” was the standard […]

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13 things you didn’t know a dietitian can help you with

Did you start the new year resolving to make healthier food choices? If you’re like many other people, life has gotten in the way. Working from home, not working from home? Online school or back to school? These days, there can be plenty of bumps on the road. First things first: give yourself a break. […]

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Mediterranean diet ranked # 1 again – Mediterranean Onion Soup

Every January, U.S. News & World Report comes out with the best diets for the coming year. Keep in mind, though, that the term diet does not mean a weight loss plan, but a dietary pattern. The publication, using a panel of diet, nutrition and health experts, assesses and ranks 40 different diets based on […]

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Nutrition traps to avoid like the plague

Here we are at the start of 2022 and well, truth be told, it doesn’t feel all that different from 2021. You may have heard this year being described as 2020 too. Yes, we are heading into the third year of this pandemic and as a result, our links to the outside world are still, […]

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Can vitamins prevent a cold?

  Immune system functioning is top of mind for many of us these days as COVID has really brought attention to how our bodies fight off infection. Eating well can definitely play a role in how we respond to infectious agents, such as viruses. Being deficient in certain nutrients, like vitamins C and D and […]

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