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March 2012

It’s A Life Skill Not A Wife Skill

March 18, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: better together, kids corner

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It’s A Life Skill Not A Wife Skill

My parents met 45 years ago in a small community on Northern Vancouver Island. My dad had gone there to log and been injured on the job. My mom went there to spend the summer with a girlfriend. They both ended up working in a diner where my dad was the cook and my mom was a server. This is how that summer went:

Her: "I have one order for veal parmesan, side mashed potato; rib eye - medium, baked potato with the works; and a cheeseburger and fries."

Him: “What does veal parmesan look like?” + MORE

Looking for Shortcuts

March 14, 2012 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: healthy weights, eating for health

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Looking for Shortcuts

This is the first entry in a new series exploring healthy weights, weight management, and feelings around food and eating with respect to weight. We welcome you to take part in the discussion and share your stories.

As an overweight teen, I used to eat foods for what they didn’t have. If a food was low-fat and low-sugar it got a green light. I existed on diet pop, licorice, plain bagels and carrot sticks. I wasn’t informed enough in my teenage bubble to know that licorice, bagels and carrot sticks are all carbohydrates and break down to sugar during digestion. + MORE

Moooove Over, Milk Myths

March 12, 2012 by Kenton Delisle | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: milk, drinks, diet

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Moooove Over, Milk Myths

I grew up a true Albertan omnivore. This didn’t mean I was a mindless eating machine (though, in my teens that wasn’t far from the truth) but, basically if it was food I would eat it. In other words, I had a healthy acceptance of all things edible - anything farmed, fished, gathered, hunted or bought at the store was fair game. Of course I was aware that some people avoided certain foods for cultural, religious or ethical reasons, but it wasn’t until I had moved from the country and into the “big city” that I encountered people with a real  visceral  feeling about specific foods.

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Training for a Marathon

March 12, 2012 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: physical activity, running

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Training for a Marathon

Wanting to increase your activity, break boundaries and challenge yourself to improve your health, wellbeing and quality of life by embarking on a new adventure? Ever considered training for a marathon? I bet most of you have had the thought. Moreover, I bet only a small portion of people actually act upon these thoughts! What's missing? Is it resources, lack of fitness, insufficient education or just not enough time? + MORE

Down On the Corner

March 9, 2012 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: did you know?, food choices

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Down On the Corner

Last week Andrea wrote about the challenges of eating on a time budget and how, once she tired of the healthy vending machine options available, she picked up chocolate milk and a banana in a crunch at the corner store. This week Dean expands on the topic of healthy choices at the corner store.

Let's play a little word association game - which descriptions come to mind when you think about the "corner store" near you? + MORE

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