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Full Fridge No Plan

October 11, 2011 by Kenton Delisle | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: dietitian services, food choices, personal experience

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Full Fridge No Plan

Advice from a Winner: Part 3

I’m a “fly by the seat of my pants” kind of person when it comes to mealtime.

This works great until I realize something needs to be defrosted (or I don’t have the ingredients I need) and I am already feeling “hangry” (angry from hunger... spread the word!).

My crafty culinary co-workers (Dean and Andrea) have suggested that planning meals ahead of time could add creativity and meal variety. The thought of taking the time to visit my cookbooks is appealing. Very appealing. + MORE

The Final Countdown

October 7, 2011 by Michael de Jong | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: physical activity, smoking cessation

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The Final Countdown

Well, it’s the final countdown!

The half marathon is this weekend, and I’m both nervous and excited.

This whole process has been a complete shift in thinking and behaviour for me. Instead of making food choices without any thought to the consequences, I now consciously look for options that will give me the fuel I need to run. One of the biggest things that I’ve realized over the past several weeks is that these choices are about taking personal responsibility for our own health – or not.

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Coming to an Unpackaged Food Near You

October 6, 2011 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: did you know?, food labels, Informed Dining

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Coming to an Unpackaged Food Near You

Next time you walk through your community, take a moment to observe the ground shifting beneath your feet. Don’t worry; I’m not referring to fault lines and earthquakes.

In August, while many of us were soaking up the summer sun, two news stories were released that sent small tremors through the nutrition landscape of B.C.

Both stories related to expanding the range of foods that will come with nutrition information to help people like you and me make more informed and healthier choices. + MORE

Thanks for Breakfast Mom!

October 4, 2011 by Kenton Delisle | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: Healthy Eating, personal experience, breakfast

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Thanks for Breakfast Mom!
Advice from a Winner: Part 2

Last week, with our Advice from a Winner Part 1 Blog, we introduced Holly, our winner of the Groceries for a Year contest and her experience working with Registered Dietitian, Danielle Van Schaik.

This is the second in a four part series where we will be following Holly’s experience to see what insights she can share with us.

I grew up in a home where the question “to eat breakfast or to not eat breakfast” didn’t exist. + MORE

Lets Embrace International Walk to School Month

October 2, 2011 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: better health, community, goals, walk

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Lets Embrace International Walk to School Month

October is International Walk to School Month (iwalk)!

Let’s embrace this opportunity for yourself, your family, and your community by taking advantage of all the great opportunities.

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