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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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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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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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The dose is the poison

Why is it that when we hear about how beneficial a particular nutrient or compound is in keeping us healthy or fighting off disease that we think that if a little is helpful, that more is better? Or that we think that if it’s for sale as a supplement, particularly a vitamin and mineral preparation, […]

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Dietitians Day & Why the latest egg study has egg on its face

Today marks the tenth year of celebrating Dietitians Day in Canada. It’s designated as such to shine the spotlight on my fellow dietitians as regulated health care professionals, committed to using their specialized knowledge and skills to translate the science of nutrition into healthy and delicious fare while at the same time, supporting healthy living […]

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We dropped home ec because it was sexist. Here’s why we screwed up

Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month – Potential to Discover: Foster healthy eating habits in children by teaching them to shop and cook. Back in the day, home ec classes were standard on the curriculum for female students. We were taught all about food but compared to other courses like biology or math, home ec was […]

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