July 31, 2013One in four Canadian women and one in eight men have osteoporosis, a condition where bones get thinner and break easily. Reduce your risk of osteoporosis by ensuring you're getting enough bone-building minerals.
July 31, 2013Fats are an important part of healthy eating - they provide energy, as well as vitamins A, D, E and K and are important to every cell in your body. However, a little fat goes a long way. The kind of fat is just as important as the amount.
July 31, 2013Meat and Alternatives provide the body with protein, B vitamins and minerals such as iron and zinc and magnesium. While foods in this group are important for your health, they shouldn't take the biggest space on the plate.
July 31, 2013Meal planning and careful shopping takes time and effort, so once you have made your purchases, you'll want to maximize their nutritional value and freshness.
August 3, 2013Most of us eat about 3400 mg of sodium per day. This is more than double the amount we need for good health.
August 2, 2013Every day we all make choices about our diet and although we all need sodium, but most of us eat more than double the amount we need.
August 2, 2013Did you know that 75 per cent of the sodium we eat comes from processed foods? Reading the label on packaged foods is a key factor in making healthier food choices.
January 23, 2019Canada’s new Food Guide can help you and your family stay healthy and feel your best.
October 3, 2017It’s time for Brussels sprouts! This nutritious veggie can add a fresh taste to your fall and winter cooking. If you’re not a fan already, you will be after reading this.
September 26, 2017Packing school lunches can be draining. Here are some ideas and tips to take the monotony out of mealtime for both you and your child.
September 19, 2017Eating a variety of seafood can be part of healthy eating. When it comes to shellfish like BC oysters and scallops, here are some food safety points to keep in mind.
September 5, 2017Even though milk allergy is common in children, there remain a few myths about how to manage it. Here are some pointers to help make sure children with milk allergy meet their nutrition needs.
August 29, 2017What’s not to love about lentils? They are nutritious, delicious, and easy to cook. Plus, they are extremely cost effective. Here are some facts about lentils and some recipes to get you started.
August 15, 2017The date on food packaging can help you choose safe and healthy foods for you and your family. Here are some tips on different types of date labels and how to use them.
August 8, 2017For some, following a plant-based diet may sound like you’re giving something up. In reality, shifting your eating to include more plant-based foods opens up hundreds of new taste experiences that will leave you excited about your next meal. The added health benefits are just a welcome bonus.
August 1, 2017Did you know that you can eat the green tops of vegetables like carrots and beets? This is a win-win…you save money by using every inch of the veggie, while enjoying something healthy and tasty. Read on for tips and recipes so you can cook up something new today.
July 25, 2017What is “clean eating”? Is it more than just washing your produce? Read on to learn about what this food fad is all about and whether or not you should be “cleaning” up your diet.
March 28, 2017Just when you thought your days of picky eaters were behind you, your teen tells you they’re vegetarian. Worried and wondering where to start? Here are the nutrients to pay attention to and some benefits of a vegetarian diet you may not have considered.