April 9, 2013Being food safe while pregnant is important. A new booklet from the BC Centre for Disease Control lets you know which foods to avoid, safer alternatives and how to handle food safely.
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- About Dean –
I was raised in Alberta and spent a number of years working in restaurant kitchens (big and small) before completing a culinary apprenticeship at SAIT in Calgary. Then I hung up my cook’s uniform and studied food and nutrition at the U of A. This B.Sc. degree combined with a dietetic internship enabled me to work as a Registered Dietitian in public health positions on the East and West coasts. Later, at UBC, I completed a Master’s thesis investigating the significance of home cooking for families.
At HealthLink BC I work in the area of provincial food policy and enjoy contributing posts to this blog. I like to write about food issues from the perspective of a new father, someone who loves fresh seasonal food, a food geek, and a guy who is interested in the bigger questions regarding food and eating. Thanks for reading.
Articles by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian
April 2, 2013 by Dean Simmons, Registered DietitianWhile ‘sneaking it in’ may be a popular strategy for getting your toddler to eat more vegetables, it should be used with caution as it could backfire and lead to more picky eating.
March 5, 2013 by Dean Simmons, Registered DietitianI used to be the kind of home cook who would wait until I started to feel hungry before thinking about what to make for dinner. Those days are over. With a hungry toddler at home meal planning can no longer be left to the last minute.
February 28, 2013 by Dean Simmons, Registered DietitianIf eating more vegetables is one of your healthy eating goals, why not sign up for a veggie box? It’s a great value and supports local farmers.
July 24, 2012 by Dean Simmons, Registered DietitianTraveling can help us to see our homeland from a new perspective. How has travel effected your perspective of the food culture at home?