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Understanding Best Before Dates on Food Packaging

August 15, 2017 by Catherine Atchison, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Understanding Best Before Dates on Food Packaging

You’re rushing to make your morning smoothie when you notice the “best before” date on the yogurt was four days ago. You toss it in anyways, but spend the morning wondering whether it should have been composted instead. Read on to learn more about date labels and how to use them.

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Is It Safe to Exercise Outside When the Air is Smoky?

August 10, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Is It Safe to Exercise Outside When the Air is Smoky?

Poor air quality is an issue in many parts of BC with wildfires burning and emitting smoke that is getting blown around much of the province. How do you know whether or not it’s safe to exercise outdoors?

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Is Plant-based the Same as Vegetarian?

August 8, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Is Plant-based the Same as Vegetarian?

A bowlful of berries. A handful of cherries. A plateful of salad greens that endlessly varies. + MORE

Choosing the Right Hike For Your Group

August 3, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Choosing the Right Hike For Your Group

Nothing beats a hike in the wilderness. Connecting with nature is so refreshing and a fantastic way to be aerobically active.

Sometimes there is a misconception that hiking is only for those with supreme stamina, those who wake up at the crack of dawn and wear hiking boots with high socks. Truth is, everyone can enjoy hiking regardless of sock length preference!

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Make Sure Water is Safe to Drink When Camping and Hiking

August 2, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Make Sure Water is Safe to Drink When Camping and Hiking

Summers are wonderful for exploring BC’s beautiful wilderness. With a little knowledge and some preparation, you can make sure the water you drink during your outdoorsy vacation will be safe and clean.

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