Nutrition Myths That NEED To Go!

What one Calgary based dietitian thinks about the latest nutrition trends and myths.
She wants you to drop the food fear, eat whole eggs and enjoy every bite of your food. IIFYM

Recipe: Famous Bean Burritos

I’ve updated my famous bean burrito video recipe and you’re going to want to check it out! I added more detail including how to fold them. It has over 105 THOUSAND views on facebook and counting. They’re cheap, easy, fast, full of fiber and protein!

A Dietitians’ Take on #ads and Food Industry Bias

Do you sometimes see #ad and think, “This person is trying to influence what I buy.” Or … Do you scroll right by it? Perhaps you don’t even notice that it’s an ad at all or what that really means?

Nutrition bias? Industry influence? Sponsorship?
When a profitable company is seeking Dietetic professionals to create advertisements for their product they are asking you to influence the market although most prefer the term ‘educate’. Why? Because we’re the biggest influencers of the food market.

Recipe: Moroccan Meat Parcels

We were craving something new, something spicy and something we hadn’t eaten much of before. It sounds like a challenge but I scoured recipes online until I found a few easier ones to attempt first.
An adapted Moroccan phyllo roll “cigar” recipe by a nutrition expert, dietitian Emma Train from Calgary, Alberta.

‘Good For You’ doesn’t have to be Fresh.

We need to get back to the basics, stop blaming single factors for diseases and help people have a healthy relationship with food. This healthy relationship is multifaceted and includes but is not limited to cooking meals at home, eating with others, learning new cooking skills, eating less ultra-processed foods, eating more fruits and vegetables and being food secure.
Processed food is a buzzword, all processed foods aren’t unhealthy. A processed food is a food that has either physically or chemically been transformed or altered from its original state. Stop yapping about how awful processed foods are, you’re either missing the word ultra or not helping. No one needs to be afraid of frozen blueberries because they’ve been processed.

An Open Letter to Nancy Greene Raine

My open letter to Nancy Greene Raine supporting her proposed bill to amend the FDA with a historical legislation proposal that could make a lasting impact on the youth of her country. She committed to the suggestion that the Food and Drug Act should be amended, moving to make it illegal to direct advertising and marketing toward children across the country.

Hey food industry, get out of RD conferences! #FNCE

I had a blog post all written for you lovelies, cued-up, ready to go. Then I started seeing the tweets coming out of FNCE (Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo) and I got all annoyed and tweeted what you see above because apparently I’m a masochist. That unleashed a fun afternoon of back-and-forth with fellow…

How I Think You Should Feed Your Kids

Are you sick of bribing your kid at mealtime and begging them to take one more bite? Are you making more than one meal at dinner time and feeling frustrated?

Feeling confident about what you’re feeding children can help to foster a healthy relationship with food for your child.

I’ve got a list of tips to try to help you become confident in what you’re feeding your children.

Why Should We Stop Marketing Food To Adolescents and Children?

On September 27, 2016, Senator Greene Raine proposed historical legislation that could make a lasting impact on the youth of her country when she committed to the suggestion that the Food and Drug Act (specifically the labelling, packaging and advertising sections) should be amended, moving to make it illegal to direct advertising and marketing toward children across the country. Bill S-228.
In May of 2010, The World Health Organization recommended international actions to reduce marketing of food and beverages to children. Earlier this year two dedicated physicians took the time to sit down with me and talk to me about their opinions on health policy and both of them mentioned their dedication to a cause. The cause was THIS cause, stopping the widespread marketing of food to vulnerable people, specifically children, and adolescents. Dr. Freedhoff and Dr. Campbell both told me about their work with a coalition, the goal of the coalition is simple- to allow Canadian children to grow up in an environment free of influence from food and beverage marketing.

Recipe: Homemade Pasta/Pizza Sauce

A quick demo on how to make low ingredient 5-minute pizza (and pasta) sauce.

This step by step recipe will teach you how to make a delicious and easy homemade pizza sauce that is sure to please all crowds.

Nutrition Sponsorship Scandal

Excerpt from the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association’s Private Practice Guidelines In the wake of the Olympics I thought that it would be timely to write about product endorsement. Every time the Olympics roll around there’s much hullabaloo about sponsorship and the promotion of crap food like McDonald’s. But the promotion of food is not just…